handmade congas, 1-piece conga, quinto, bongo, tumbadora,
cuban drums, afro-cuban percussion, afro-cuban drumming, Johan
Botha handmade drums, bata, djembe, cuban bongos, authentic
afro cuban percussion
Africa's only Conga maker, traditionally congas originate in
Cuba, a descendant of African drums, But after years of research
and development, the Conga returns to Africa. Another step in
the evolution of the Conga.
But what makes the African Conga superior?
--> Hand carved 1-piece Shells.
--> African wood.
--> Naturally cured skins.
--> Industrial strength Hardware.
--> Authentic sound.
"Very traditional and authentic...Excellent
harmonics...Sonique Profundo! (Profound Sound)" - Javier
choose Custom Congas?
With many years of drum making expertise, specialising in
African drums. I decided a better Conga could be made using
African Woods - one piece handcarved shells - with
naturally cured african cowhides, tuned with industrial
In Cuba, some Quintos (solo congas) are still carved from
1 piece shells..
1 - the 1-piece shell is acoustically superior to a
2 - african wood - excellent sound.
3- naturally cured skin is acoustically superior to
then combining these elements with industrial strength hardware,
which make for a superior sounding instrument, excellent for
the stage and studio. These drums are for professional players
looking for that unique sound..
Our Congas combine the best elements of African and Cuban
drums. for truly authentic Afro-cuban sound.
Minel West Melendez
chooses Custom Congas.
[More about Minel Melendez]
Multipercussionist Minel - rated one of Cuba's top Bongoceros
- uses a specially-made set of Custom Congas. --------------------------------------
220 litre Bass drum
2005: PVC Tama
2005/7: Afro-cuban Conga
1-piece Afro- Cuban Bongo.
Bata - in development!
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Catalogue: includes other Drums - Djembes. Douns. Tama.