Yuka is a style of Cuban music and dance and a type of drum, of Congolese origin. The word Yuka is Bantu, and means 'to beat'. For preference, the drums are made from hollowed-out trunks of the avocado tree. �
In the Bakongo language, the word for drum is Ngoma. These Ngoma Bakongo are named: Mama Ngudi, Tata, and Mwana.