Three Conga Improvisation in 6/8 – Video

This video is an improvisation of a groove in 6/8 based on Cuban, African and Sri Lankan influences. I use three Conga Drums on this rhythm. Conga Drums originated in Africa but this modern version of the African Drum developed after they were introduced to Cuba. The rhythm reminded me of the street food in Sri Lanka called Kothu Roti which is made on the spot with a Roti chopped up and mixed in with vegetables, meat (optional) and curry sauce. The cook chops up the Roti on a stainless steel,flat cook top, with two sharp metal spatulas and beats out a rhythm while doing this. So I called this the Kothu Rhythm.