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Drum Buzz: The American Idol Cajon Player, Gina Venier

As drummers, we can find amazing rhythm in the most mundane of days. The beat runs deep in our souls, and just as amazing as it is to master a technique or develop our own passion for drumming, it is even more incredible to discover another drummer with the same fire in their eyes. American Idol isn’t known for showcasing the full range of musical talents of its contestants. The show began as a talent contest for vocalists, and in the years that it has been running, more instruments ha …
13th Jan 2015 Kristin Stancato

Cajon Drums: the Essence of the Ninja... in a Box.

Everyone loves a good cajon drum. They’re like the ninjas of the drum world, really. Sneaky little boxes that are full of rhythmic surprises for all. Cajon drums have a long-standing history in Afro-Peruvian music and are especially present in Flamenco… but, they are also pretty great in all other types of music, too. That’s how they keep up their ninja skills, they just sneak up on the beat in all their boxy glory, and as soon as you try to get a better look, they pretend to be ordinary ( …
10th Jan 2015 Kristin Stancato

Dress Up Your Cajon Drum with Accessories

A cajon drum is the epitome of “fun in a box,” especially where hand drumming and percussion is concerned. These drums keep popping up in the acoustic performances of favorite bands, as well as in drum circles and other community settings. Cajon drums may best be known as percussion instruments for Flamenco music, which is why it is perhaps so much fun to “dress up” a cajon drum with accessories. After all, what is Flamenco music without the proper look of its popular dancers? Cajo …
20th Jul 2014 Kristin Stancato