18 October 2009

Cuban box drums donated to the Rock School

Through Rock School friend Ryozo Teruoka, the International Citizens Network of Japan recently donated four Cuban box drums to the Mitrovica Rock School.

Here's what a box drum is according to Wikipedia:
A thin wooden panel forms the "skin." The bass cajon is large enough to sit on and is played with the palm, fist and fingers. Where you hit the box determines the sound/tone you create. Bass tones are found towards the center of the playing surface while higher pitched tones are found towards the edges. Played well, the sound of a box drum can resemble that of an entire drum kit.

"All very nice," you say, "but what does any of this have to do with rock'n'roll?" Have a look.

Many thanks to our friends in Japan for this generous donation!

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