Find the best bongo lessons, classes, and instructors on HeyKiki and learn how to play the bongo instrument. Bongos are one of the few instruments that people see and automatically want to learn how to play. The percussion sound comes from two adjoining drums, connected in the middle by a small wooden piece. The drums of Afro-Cuban descent come in two different sizes: the hembra (Spanish for female) is much bigger than the macho (male part). They were originally used in African folklore music and, after the migration to Havana in the early 1900s, the bongos made their way into all sorts of different genres of music. Musicians love them for their unique drumn sound and easy use. Also, who doesn't want to learn the bongos?