Here are some very interesting and also, some of the best congas ever made. These are drums I have owned at one time or another and /or played a lot. I have also included several comparison videos for your viewing and listening pleasure. Some of these congas (or “tambores” aka “timbas”) …
Panasonic’s DMC-TZ7 Hybrid Camera
On a recent trip to Ubud, Bali Indonesia to visit the Bali Treasures company, also known as the Drum Factory I was able to get my hands on the new Toca Stage Series Pro wood djembe for a long term test. This is the factory that makes them for the Toca in USA. Not only that, I was able to pick which drum I wanted to get!
Michael Pluznick test drives the new Toca Freestyle PVC (plastic) djembe and plays a djembe solo on the roof of a Bangkok hotel, 35 stories high in Bangkok Thailand. This HD high definition video was shot on a Canon HF-S21 high defintion camcorder. The Toca djembe is interesting because this drum is not effected by moisture like a goat skin djembe. Check out the sounds!