(conga de comparsa
) is the band which plays a conga
during a Cuban Carnival
celebration. It consists of a large group of dancers dancing and traveling on the streets, followed by a Carrosa
(carriage) where the musicians play. The Comparsa is a development of African processions where groups of devotees followed a given saint or deity during a particular religious celebration.
- Bán Rarra has an example of a comparsa from Guantanamo.