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Carlos “Patato” Valdes

Carlos “Patato” Valdes was the most influential conguero of his era. Furthermore to his unrivaled rhythmic and melodic sensibilities, he also developed the tunable conga, practically reinventing the device along the way. Valdes was created November 4, 1926 in Havana, where his dad played electric guitar with regional group Los …

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