Cajón (box drum)

Artist: Hector Morales

Type: Workshops / Residencies

Program Availability: In-Person, Virtual


This program is designed to introduce participants to the rhythmical magic of the cajón (box drum) as well as to the fascinating history and culture it carries within. Participants will learn basic techniques to play the most popular rhythms of Afro-Peruvian music. Depending on the length of the program, other percussion instruments like the quijada (jawbone) and the cajita (little collection box) will also be added to the percussion ensemble. Participants will become aware of how the cajon is also found in other countries with traditions connected to the African Diaspora like Cuba, Puerto Rico and even the United States. No musical background is necessary to be able to participate in this program.

Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $600

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: 45 mins

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th



End of Year Celebration

International Drum Month

Music in the Schools Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Universal Human Rights Month

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections


Technical Requirements

He needs to stay in one large room and have the students come to him.