A dance of Afro-Cuban origin.A single- head percussion instrument of Latin American origin that is played by tapping rhythms with hands and fingers.a long drum played with the fingers and hands, which originated in Latin-American bands and was introduced into the percussion section of the post 1950's orchestra<br><br>Or conga drum. A drum with African/Cuban origin that is played with the hands. Shaped like a barrel, it sits on the floor or on a stand and can be played sitting or standing. It has a head on one side only. The conga is the "middle" drum of a typical conga set of drums.