Melodius Thunk went around to the different neighborhoods
in Santiago de Cuba in hunt of the different Conga parades.
In our search we found each barrio to have its own brand
of rhythm forged out of their unique histories. Click on
the buttons below to follow our search.
The story of the invincible sound of Eastern Cuba
The Conga parade rhythm dates back well over 200 years manifesting in different forms in different times depending on the needs of the people of that generation. One of the great sonic rhythms of the world, the Conga beat has the power to calm and sooth and too, ready a mind to bravery and courage within the face of war and death.
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