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  1. bongosnoun

    A pair of small drums of Cuban origin, played by beating with the hands.


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    Bongos (Spanish: bongó) are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed hand drums of different sizes. The pair consists of the larger hembra (lit. 'female') and the smaller macho (lit. 'male'), and they are often played held between the legs, although stands may be used in classical music and for larger multi-percussion set-ups. Alongside the larger congas and the stick-struck timbales, they are an integral part of the percussion section in Latin music genres such as salsa and son cubano. They often play a continuous eight-stroke pattern called martillo (lit. 'hammer'), but also have the most rhythmic freedom within the ensemble, providing improvisatory flourishes and rhythmic counterpoint.The bongos entered the realm of Cuban popular music in the late 19th century as part of changüí and son cubano ensembles before reaching the United States in the 1930s as Latin music flourished. Today, it is used in all types of genres, including Latin rock, jazz fusion, and as a common member of the modern orchestral percussion section. A person who plays the bongos is known as a bongosero or simply a bongo player.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bongos in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bongos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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