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DR11 Diamond Level Bongo and Guira Instructor
Wilson Tambora

Wilson Tambora

Wilson Tambora comes from Santo Domingo DomRep to teach us how to play Bongo and Guira on top of Bachata music. Being able to play is your most concrete Musicality lesson and it will help you to hear the instruments and to understand the structure of the music. Wilson works as a professional Bongo and Guira musician in many famous bachata bands, e.g. in Guerra we saw him with Zorro Negro.

Wilson is a very logical instructor as you can see from the video on top of the page. He can easily teach you to play Bongo in 1 hour and Guira in the second hour. Wilson will do in DR11 compact festival Bongo&Guira basics and advanced. In the basics you'll learn to play the derecho and majao parts of Bachata music. Advanced class adds decorations and transitions. Fine tuning is to make your playing as perfect as possible.

Wilson Tambora with the DR6 Festival Guira

Wilson Tambora

Wilson with one of his bands




DR11 instruments
Bongos and Guiras

The Bongo and Guira workshops are included into the price of DR11 festival, but the instrument itself you'll need to rent or buy. They are hand-made professional instruments approved by our professional musician and instructor Wilson.

DR6 Bongos

The weight of Bongo is 12 pounds (5,5 kg) and the size is 8x10x19 inches (20x25x48 cm). We rent bongo for the workshop with US$5 (5€, RD$200). We sell the Bongo US$55 (50€, RD$2500).

DR6 Bongo

Guira instrument is hand-made professional instrument approved by Wilson.

DR6 Guira

The weight is 1.5 pounds (0,7kg) and size 16x13 inches (41x33 cm). We rent guira for the workshop with US$5 (5€, RD$200). We sell the Guira US$45 (40€, RD$2000).

DR6 Guiras

Wilson Tambora is our Bongo and Guira instructor. He has extremely simple and logical way to teach how to play the instruments. Look at the video and practice already at home banging eg. the table :-)

and the Guira workshop

Winson Guira workshop

Wilson Bongo workhop