Cuban bongo drums/Bongos are a percussion instrument comprising of two open bottom drums of different sizes that make different tones when struck. Traditionally the larger drum is referred to as the male drum and the smaller referred to as the female. Originally native to the eastern part of Cuba, the bongo drum is now found in all types of music. However its ancestry can be traced back to Central Africa. Bongos can also be played on a stand and have been popularised through their appearances in concert orchestras and bands.