cajons

We build custom Flamenco box drums, or Cajons. Includes built-in snares with stainless steel fasteners.

 

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What is a Cajon?

A cajón is a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front face with the hands. The cajón was most likely developed in coastal Peru during the early 19th century or before, where it is associated with several Afro-Peruvian genres.

Today, the cajón is heard extensively in Cuban, Coastal Peruvian, Modern Flamenco and certain styles of modern Rumba. The cajón was introduced into flamenco in the 1970s by guitarist Paco de Lucía.

The modern cajón is often used to accompany the acoustic guitar and is showing up on worldwide stages in contemporary music. It is also often referred to as a drum kit in a box or cajón box.