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.
Venezuelan born percussionist died in Las Vegas on November 5, 2010. I first met Rudy in Puerto Rico in the 1960s. I knew him while he was a fixture on the LA music scene and later got to see him in Los Vegas. He was 73 years old.