Bongo - percussion instrument originally from Cuba. It represents a small double drum. In Cuba, bongos first appeared in the province of Oriente, in the early twentieth century. Bongo is widely used in traditional Cuban music and Latin American music in general.
Drums made of wood, metal or composite material connected by a bridge, and a material for the membrane may be either animal skin or synthetic materials. In Morocco, Egypt and the Middle East were found similar to bongos drums that had ceramic body and stretched goat skin. Since they are known as "tbila". Often bongos used in the accompaniment of flamenco, which is likely due to the influence of Moorish culture in Spain. Ceramic bongos common in the Middle East and Asia; Wooden bongos were probably brought to America from Africa during the slave trade.