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    02/17/2010

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    Joyce Corbett

    Sur caribe are credited as being the first to have a major hit based on the conga santiaguera. Añoranza por la conga was recorded with La conga de Los Hoyos. Most neighbourhoods in Santiago have their own conga or comparsa and Los Hoyos is the oldest. The yearly "invasion of the congas" starts with them. Here's a taste of La Conga de Los Hoyos starting off "the invasion".
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERR1lHXP2dg&feature=related

    And this is the conga de San Agustin (also known as charangon de San Augustin)running through their stuff in the cultural centre of Los Hoyos.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXNCTnfF-hc

    P.S. I'm sure you know this Billy, but - if you look up the video of Añoranza por la conga you will recognize a certain Cuban musician now residing in T.O.

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