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Sounds of a cajón in use

A Cajón or Box drum is a box-shaped percussion instrument from Peru. It is played by slapping the front or side faces (generally made of thin plywood) with the hands, fingers, or sometimes implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks. Cajones are usually played in Afro-Peruvian music (specifically música criolla), but also used flamenco. The term cajón is also used for to other box drums used in Latin American music, such as the Cuban cajón de rumba and the Mexican cajón de tapeo.