Giovanni Hidalgo has played a major role in shaping the way the world thinks about hand drumming, and has played LP exclusively for his entire career.
Giovanni replicates sounds with his hands that drummers normally make with sticks. Ambidextrous, with faultless technical skills and superb musicality, he has created a style all his own.
Giovanni’s LP product line includes the Palladium Congas, Compact Congas and Galaxy® Congas, as well as bongos, timbales, djembes and bags.
Our patented and award-winning design allows easy placement with drum kits. The sound projects as well as full size congas and can be played with sticks or hands.
One of our most successful innovations, the patented LP Compact Congas produce an amazing conga sound suitable for practice, playing live or in studio. They were designed with Giovanni Hidalgo and won the 2003 Musikmesse International Press Award for most innovative instrument, DRUM! Drummies and MD Reader's Choice Awards.