The Cajon (pronounced ca-hon) has Peruvian origins and this hand percussion instrument spread to Cuba where dock workers used packing crates as percussion instruments. Sometimes called a box drum, the Cajon soon replaced the boxes & crates and cajon players included this acoustic hand percussion instrument in Cuban music.
Modern bands use the cajon to create that natural, earthy feel and vibe in their percussion music. Live audiences love them, and suddenly cajon playing box drummers and percussionists are getting all the attention. Cajon players are creating new, vibrant percussive sounds based on the traditional cajon rhythms incorporated into modern rock, pop, jazz, Latin, Cuban & World Music.