First of all, I have no clue what Conga music sounds like...
How it started:
I was playing Super Mario Sunshine when my iPod shuffled over to Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell's "Drop it Like it's Hot". With both sources I received a warm, Caribbeanesque vibe, and I tried to replicate what I heard.
I kept the song plain and simple by using the same melody throughout. I separated the drum track in two so that the bass and snare could stay anchored while I applied tremolo to cymbals/hi-hat for a panning effect.
100% of "Coconut Conga" is original - it is without pre-made loops from the program, GarageBand, or any loops by other persons.