The cajon is an extremely popular percussion instrument that is used both traditionally, to accompany Peruvian dances and rituals, and in pop-culture to add unique sounds. It is originally thought to have been played by enslaved African’s during rest periods or during their own traditional practices on tea plantations that populated Peru in the 18th century. Due to the limited access African slaves had to musical instruments, they made use of vacant crates and boxes that were used to store and transport the collected crops.
You don’t need to be an expert drummer or musician to be able to play one. The popular world of the cajon can be a little overwhelming, and choosing the right one can get tricky. Cajons are a lot more than just six-sided hollow boxes. Since their humble beginnings, additions like guitar strings, snare wires and even bells have found their way onto cajons. Modern cajons have a host of features that allow for different sounds and even for micro adjustments which give you a wide range of tonal options. There’s something for everyone, whatever your skill level or budget.
Here are some of the common types of cajons:
Peruvian – originating in the tea plantations of Peru more than 200 years ago, the first cajons were probably shipping crates repurposed as drums by African slave musicians. The backs are usually made from a hardwood which has a round sound hole cut out. The front, called a tapa, is made from laminated wood. The Peruvian cajon produces a tight, dry sound. It does not have a snare. String/Snare – these cajons are equipped with snare wires or guitar strings against the back of the striking surface. They are perfect if you’re looking to recreate the kick and snare sound of a drumkit. Cuban – usually made with five sides of wood, each side tapers downwards giving it a distinct shape. The Cuban cajon is played like a conga, producing higher, bongo- or conga-like tones.
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