By Andy Doerschuk Published July 1, 2010
Carlos Santana might not be a percussionist, but his distinctive brand of Latin rock music has inspired generations of U.S. drummers to learn conga technique. No company benefitted more from that cultural revolution than LP, the American percussion maker that has recently introduced Aspire model congas emblazoned with artwork from Santana's 1970 breakthrough album, Abraxas, featuring the instantly recognizable figure of a soaring angel.
LP Aspire Santana Abraxas Angel conga drums feature 28" tall Siam Oak shells in a 10" and 11" conga set (retail price $599), and a 12" tumba ($339). They're fitted with natural rawhide heads for deep tones and dynamic projection, and with EZ Curve rims for comfortable playability. Also available are a pair of matching 6-3⁄4" and 8" bongos ($185) and a unique 11"-tall Mini Santana Abraxas Angel Conga ($80) that is available in both black and white with chrome hardware and a natural rawhide head.
Oy vey, como va! Go get your Santana on!