Rhythm in a Box: The Story of the Cajon Drum

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Discover the rich cultural traditions and remarkable ingenuity of indigenous people and African slaves by learning about one of the most popular percussion instruments in the world today.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Prompt research into briefly mentioned topics, such as the Zamacueca, Festejo, and Lando forms of dance, as well as into features of Afro-Peruvian culture as a whole
  • For a hands-on learning experience, have pupils in your class build their own cajon drums and host a performance in which students can also explain the origins of their instruments
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