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√ēs 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 bongos and can be played with sticks or hands. Designed with Master Conguero Giovanni Hidalgo, the Palladium Congas have a retro design with unique exterior bands that harken back to the days of the famous Palladium dance hall. They are great for traditional seated playing.