Tlale Makehene playing one piece hand carved custom
congas, the skins are naturally cured south African
Visit: www.conga.co.za - for more info on custom hand
made conga drums.
In this video there are also LP congas and PR Meinl
congas being played, so you can hear how they compare
with our hand made congas.
The conga shells are hand carved by a drum making family
in West Africa, the final finishing and assembly takes
place in South Africa, using SA rawhides. Cured especially
for the congas - curing can take a few months, it is
not a process to be rushed.
Tlale Makhene is a well known SA Conguero and percussionist
who has performed internationally with a number of artists,
including Johnny Clegg.
Custom congas are completely hand made from start to
finish, they are made to order. We make congas according
to the cuban tradition of enterizo (one piece drums)
- conga sets include Quinto, Conga, Tumba. Congas are
also known as Tumbadoras in Cuba.
In addition we also make bongos, bata and djembe drums.
Contact us for any enquiries or further information.