In this lesson Michael will show you the two conga patterns used for playing the traditional version of the Cuban Mozambique rhythm, invented and pioneered by the late great Pello El Afrokan. Mozambique was a rhythm arrangement and a musical genre, as well as a dance craze in Cuba and New York.
He got a chance to meet, study and film Pello in 1985 in Cuba where he learned this rhythm from him. This is the traditional version and not the New York City version popularized in the 60s by Eddie Palmieri. Mozambique peaked in 1965, when Pello took a group to the Olympics in Paris.
You will learn the rhythm by building on it a little bit at a time, and the slow motion section will help you break down what you see. Michael will also show you how to enter the rhythm and play along with Cuban rumba clave.
Conga Parts for Cuban Style Mozambique
Duration: 12:43 minutes
File size: 69 MB
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