"Joel Hooks' idea re the "de-volution" of tambo is real. If we look at '60s groups, a tambo is for tapping one one's hip and mildly shaking, period. Percussion in the West I've experienced & read of is…"
"The scant descriptions that managed to stay in my head (no citations!) described very little subtlety in tambo playing. Of course, I assume the prejudice of the writers towards sensationalism. If we think of the cultures that were coming…"