The origin of the Cajon

- Dec 09, 2019-

The Cajon is the most widely used musical instrument in Peru during the 20th century and has been officially declared by the Peruvian government


The cultural heritage of a country.


The earliest origin of the story is probably the introduction of central African slaves into the americas by European colonial empires in the 17th and 8th centuries, although


This instrument is commonly used in music throughout the americas, especially in Cuba where cajon is integral to the drum/song/dance style;


But the Peruvian government has identified the source as the Cajon drum, which was developed in Peru on the coast of South America in the early 19th century


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Cajon reached its peak in the middle of the 19th century (1850) and was designed before the end of the 19th century


Planks were fabricated and experimentally modified to obtain the best vibration patterns.


Cajon, now in use, was developed in Peru on the coast of South America in the early 19th century.


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