Cajon drum is the suffering recorder of African folk music | GECKO

It has been three or four hundred years since its birth. This percussion music appeared in history as a musical instrument created by the African people in the late 18th century.

When it comes to Africa, most friends think of another kind of percussion, which must be the African drum, an instrument that originated in the 13th century and dates back to 500 AD.

So the question is, since they are all hand-clapped instruments, and the history of African drums is longer and more sacred, why do they give rise to the Cajon drum? After all, in the popular sense, there is not much difference between them. In other words, why do African peoples suddenly become less enthusiastic about African drums with high status and give rise to a certain degree of substitution for the same category?

GECKO Musical instrument Brand, as the only manufacturer in China that specializes in producing only cajon, is extremely familiar with the history of the industry. On this topic, we think it is necessary to let those friends who are interested in the history of musical instruments know about it.

The history of cajon drum

It is important to understand that the status of the African drum has always been sacred in the hearts of the African nation. Why did you invent the cajon? This dates back to the late 18th century.

In the late 18th century, the African slave trade began to prevail among African slaves in Peru. And in this hundred years of history of blood and tears, cajon was born. During the Spanish colonial period, a large number of people in West and Central Africa were sold to America as slaves. Black people had no tambourine to play on ships or port cities that shipped them to America. They had to play in boxes containing fish or goods. This is the most primitive appearance of the cajon.

In the cruel environment at that time, the colonists sold and did not allow black people to carry any personal belongings, but the African nation was a nation that loved music, and music could also relieve spiritual suffering to some extent. As a result, blacks borrowed all kinds of wooden objects such as boxes to replace African drums, giving birth to another kind of percussion-cajon, commonly known at home as box drums.

By the end of the 19th century, people began to improve the cajon drum, through the transformation of wood material and shape, to make the cajon drum get a better and more diverse sound. cajon drum is rich in timbre, suitable for solo and for various styles of music accompaniment, in terms of difficulty, it is much simpler and easier to use than African tambourines, so its market is getting bigger and bigger.

Today, cajon drum has been famous all over the world, and there are famous brands both at home and abroad. GECKO gecko brand is a famous representative of domestic cajon drum brand, the first manufacturer specializing in the production of cajon drum, has obtained the international trademark registration certificate of 28 countries in the United States and Europe, but also cooperated with many foreign well-known brands OEM, and authorized 1680 GECKO gecko brand agents; in the domestic gecko brand has national intellectual property rights, and holds dozens of original design product patents.

The GECKO gecko brand has a skilled team and experienced carpenters, and one of its spokesmen is Chen Tong, the godfather of Chinese tap dance. As a leader in the field of cajon drums, the blood of GECKO gecko brand contains the spiritual core of percussion music, inheriting the 18th century African nation's love of music in every Cahong drum, which is the best way to pay tribute to percussion music.


Post time: Apr-08-2022
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