Santiago, Calles y Congas – Various Congas


After finding 50 Son 50 by Tambores De Bejucal, I 

started looking for something of the Conga Oriental to complement it. Santiago, Calles y Congas is what I found, the last few copies of this 1996 release from a European distributor. It includes 4 tracks each from 4 of Santiago’s leading congas, including it’s oldest, Los Hoyos. People who look for melody and harmony in a European sense may not find much in this. Percussionists and anyone with more Afrocentric musical sensibilities will, I suspect, love it. Bacchanal Santiago style, this doesn’t sound like a studio recording. 

Read more
© 1996 EGREM

to Rumba & Folkloric albums

to all physical CDs


01 Para Que Lo Goces – Conga de San Agustín 3:57

02 Con El Tamarindo De San Agustín – Conga de San Agustín 3:46

03 Va A Llover – Conga de San Agustín 3:15

04 San Agustín En La Calle – Conga de San Agustín 4:08

05 El Paso De Santiago – Conga de Paso Franco 4:00

06 Cuba Que Lindo Es Cuba – Conga de Paso Franco 3:06

07 Gozando Con Paso Franco – Conga de Paso Franco 4:06

08 Paso Franco En La Loma De El Tivoli – Conga de Paso Franco 4:08

09 Recordando Nuestro Tiempo – Conga de Los Hoyos 4:40

10 Vereda Tropical – Conga de Los Hoyos 3:02

11 Todos Hasta Santiago A Pie – Conga de Los Hoyos 3:05

12 Abre – Conga de Los Hoyos 4:51

13 Chachacha En La Conga – Conga de San Pedrito 4:22

14 Parando Y Siguiendo – Conga de San Pedrito 4:06

15 San Pedrito Por Santiago – Conga de San Pedrito 3:01

16 Palo Monte Na’ Ma’ – Conga de San Pedrito 4:06