Some of the best rhythm sections out there showcase the vibrant flavor of congas and bongos. Striking in appearance and imparting a lively, bold character to a playing atmosphere, these icons of Latin genres from samba to salsa to merengue bring big sounds in small packages. Constructed with a variety of woods from standard maple to exotic Siam oak, the rawhide heads found on congas and bongos provide the perfect avenue for traditional hand-playing or a completely new facet to a drumset when played with a stick.