Definitions for "Cajón"
Keywords:  snare, rumba, wooden, drum, bass
A wooden box, with a sound hole in the back, played as a drum. Used in Afro-Peruvian music.
a dutch percussion instrument ( history ) that you sit on and depending on where you hit it sounds like a bass or snare of sorts
The Cajon (box) originates from the Andean mountain region of South America. It is basically a wooden box, and is played by sitting on top and rocking the bottom edge on & off the ground while hand drumming on the front. When the center is hit, it produces a broad deep tone which is projected from a hole in the back. Some cajons have a loose top front panel, which when played on the top edges give off a high pitch rattle to stimulate a snare sound.