One of the greatest conga players of our time is Giovanni Hidalgo, and this ten minute solo is well worth watching until the end (and indeed, the following short tune as well). While most congueros use two or three drums, Hidalgo plays no less than six, which makes melodic playing possible. Not only is he playing lightning fast and with amazing technique, but most importantly, he is very musical. At one point, he throws in a melodic phrase from the song Oye como va.