LP Tumbadora Conga Drum

LP Tumbadora Conga Drum

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Description (Brief)

This drum was made by Latin Percussion Inc. in Garfield, New Jersey, in 1999. It is a Galaxy Giovanni Series Conga drum, 12-1/2” diameter Tumbadora, made of ash, with gold-tone metal fittings. This drum is from a matched set of four congas Tumbadora (2000.3030.12.01), Conga (2000.3030.12.02), Quinto (2000.3030.12.03), and Requinto (2000.3030.12.04)

As indicated in an LP brochure from the period, “Hand crafted of premium environmentally friendly North American Ash wood, these 30" tall drums have resonance, attack and warmth found in no other conga. The LP Galaxy Giovanni Series Congas yield commanding bass, rich mid tones and crackling highs with attention getting projection. Each drum is crafted with LP's exclusive construction process using three plies of wood which are assembled utilizing internal steel pins for reinforcement. All of the natural colors and tones of this premium wood shine through the rich, deep gloss finish. These drums are accented by gleaming, gold tone hardware and feature LP's improved patented Extended Collar Comfort Curve® II Rims which increase tonal range. The drums are topped with all-natural hand-picked rawhide heads.”

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Object Name
Date made
Latin Percussion
place made
United States: New Jersey, Garfield
Physical Description
ash (overall material)
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
overall: 29 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in x 14 in; 74.93 cm x 41.91 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Transfer from Smithsonian Institution Center for Latino Initiatives (through: Dr.Refugio l. Rochin,Director)
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