Cajón (box drum)
This program is designed to introduce educators to the history, culture, craftmanship, and rhythmical magic of the cajón (box drum). The cajón is an instrument that originated from the Afro-Peruvian community and is deeply rooted in the African Diaspora in Perú. Although it is at the heart of Afro-Peruvian and Criollo music, it also became the national drum of Perú and, in recent decades, became one of the most popular drums around the world. In this session educators will also be introduced to Maestro Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón and learn basic patterns of The Quijada (the jawbone) and The Cajita. Educators will imagine different applications for the needs of individual classrooms, while considering the collective impact on school climate and culture. No musical background is necessary to be able to enjoy and/or implement many of the techniques presented in this session.
Three On Demand 45-minute, YA Arts Connection Resources can be purchased with this program.
- Engage with the history, culture, and materials of the cajón.
- Transform everyday boxes into musical instruments.
- Learn to learn basic rhythms.
- Use improvisation to create original music.
- NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Creating
- Anchor Standard 1: Conceptualizing & Generating Ideas
- NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process Responding
- Anchor Standard 7: Perceiving and Analyzing Products
In-person • Virtual (Live Streaming)
Price & Info
Assembly Price: $1,215.00
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
Workshop Minimum # of Days: One Three Hour Session, Two 90-minute Sessions, or Three 50-minute sessions on one day
Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
End of Year Celebration
International Drum Month
Music in the Schools Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Universal Human Rights Month
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