Antedating of "Conga"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 9 04:22:14 UTC 2012

On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 10:31 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at> wrote:
> the "Conga" (an _African_ _rumba_).

It's Afro-Cuban, not "African," and a rhythm/dance distinct from the rumba.

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