Cajons are box-like percussion instruments that are played by striking the flat surface with different parts of bare hands and fingers while the player sits on top. They are approximately 48 cm in height.
Cajons are featured in many types of music including Latin American, Cuban, Afro-Peruvian, Flamenco, Jazz and Country.
When you borrow a cajon from RPL, you will receive it in a case to protect it.
An instrument in good condition makes better music. Please see our Care and Respect video below, to learn how to take care of the cajon while you have it.
Never played before? No problem! You can also access free step-by-step video lessons for a variety of instruments through Artist Works for Libraries.
Instrument photos courtesy of Vancouver Public Library