This video tells of how the first bongo was conceived of and created. The first hardware was created in a company building military instrumentation. That very same bongo was recreated in 2014 as the 50th Anniversary model that has already become the go to bongo by the leading players who have passed through the congahead.com studio.
These are three short videos, remembering percussionist Armando Peraza, in San Francisco, April 2014. People who really knew Armando Peraza reflect on his humanity, intellect and trend setting musicality.
Morrocan musician, Amino Belyamani, brought his Ewe African ensemble to Congahead Studio. These are an ewe social piece from Ghana as taught by Master Chief Drummer Alfred Kwashie Ladzekpo. Bedstuy Ewe performs Kpomegbe & Kinka as well as Husago & Akufede.