Location: Santiago de Cuba
Performer: Conga Los Hoyos
Track: The Parade of the Serpent Part 2
In the prestigious ultimate position of the Parade of the Serpent, Conga Los Hoyos warmed up their precision sound as they paused in front of the grandstand to pay their respects. In this excerpt they play Santiago folk tunes with all the crowd singing along and then slowly crank it up into their signature rhythm as they begin to roll into the coming night. The second part of this parade, where we follow Conga Los Hoyos exclusively, went on for four hours but in this time the band was only able to move three short blocks.