Born in Havana, Cuba, and one of the most revered icons in the world of percussion, Armando Peraza is a legendary master on both congas and bongos. Upon arriving in New York City in 1949, he quickly built a reputation of amazingly fast, complicated handwork, experimental techniques and showmanship. During his prolific career, which has spanned more than 60 years, Armando Peraza has performed on more than 100 albums, written over 40 songs and performed/recorded with such musical icons as George Shearing, Cal Tjader, Santana, Jaco Pastorius, Charlie Mingus and Billie Holiday. In 2003, LP unveiled the LP Accents Armando Peraza Signature Series Congas and Bongos as a tribute to this percussion legend.
* 30" tall silhouette, projects deep bass tones and great volume without sacrificing crisp, high sounds * Shaped identical to the Galaxy Fiberglass Congas, these drums are perfect for any style of music and are great for live playing * Gold Extended Collar LP Comfort Curve II Rims * 5/16" diameter tuning lugs * Reinforced LP Heart Side Plates * LP fiberglass shells have a steel ring embedded near the bearing (top) edge of the drum shell for added strength and stability * Integrated artistic shell finish is molded into the drum, helping to preserve the look and beauty of the drum * Hand selected, natural rawhide heads * LP Procare Integrated Shell Protectors prevent the side plate hardware from marking or damaging adjacent drums * Accessory pouch, tuning wrench, and LP Lug Lube included