Congas are some of the most recognizable hand drums in the world. Congas first rose to prominence in American pop music in the 1950s, and were a central part of the fusion of Cuban son and New York jazz to create mambo and salsa. Originally, congas are said to have been derived from Africa drums, though the two differ greatly in their method of construction. Traditional African drums are carved from logs, while congas and other Cuban drums, are staved, or made by bending and fitting strips of wood, as one would for a barrel. In fact, many believe the first congas may have been constructed with pieces from old barrels. The conga set pictured is the LP LPH646-SBB 10″+11″ Conga Set. It is a superb set.
Here are some great tasting Japanese Candies you can buy online. First we have the Kompeito. This traditional candy has a great taste from Japan that’s been around for more than a century, this is Kasugai kompeito (also written konpeito) candy, a kind of hard candy that looks like stars, exploding out in all directions. This is a tasty package of an authentic sweet candy from Japan’s past, with a ziplock seal for freshness. Each package is 6″ x 8″ (15 x 21 cm). As seen in the Ghibli film Spirited Away, by Hayao Miyazaki (this is what Kamaji feeds to the little soot sprites, called Susuwatari). Since this candy has been loved in Japan for more than 400 years, it’s also good for fans of traditional Japanese “dagashi” treats.
Second we have Kracie Nazo Nazo Neru Neru. The package featues two unique flavors of Neru Neru Nerune DIY candy powder, apple and lemon, but also includes a special “mystery flavor” that will change the flavors or taste somehow when eaten together, perhaps making it sparkle with magic in your mouth. Includes calcium to help build strong bones. Just add water with the included ingredients and mix until you get a fluffy treat that can be eaten alone or with other snacks.
Third we have Lotte Kawarinbo. This one of a kind lollipop features a number of delicious candies in this one fun package. At first you’ll think it is just a regular lolipop, but it hold a few secrets. The outside has the appearance and flavor of a regular grape and apple dual-flavor candy, but on the inside is a secret ramune flavored candy waiting to be found. And when you think it is all over, the stick that holds it all together is actually a stick of cola flavored gum, wrapped up for holding — just peal away and enjoy!