The cajón is an instrument often used to accompany flamenco or South American rhythms, but its musical and sound versatility allows it to be used in many other styles, especially in acoustic formats.
The Pepote Jaleo is a high quality model from the Spanish brand, with a great sound, perfect for anyone who has already mastered or is developing their technique with great demand.
The sound power of the yellow-topped Pepote Jaleo cajon results from the acoustic properties of its tops, made from selected birch, and from the resonance provided by the six vertically arranged fretboards, which give it the characteristic timbre and personality of this instrument.
With a defined and rich sound, the Pepote Jaleo is a very interesting instrument for musicians who take the cajón everywhere. With a robust construction, the Jaleo with a yellow top is a very light cajón, ideal to take to parties or improvised concerts.
The cajón comes from South America, but has African origins: created by slaves brought to Latin America, the cajón took root in Peru, where it is considered Cultural Heritage of the Nation. Paco de Lucia introduced this instrument to flamenco, becoming part of its modern sound.
The original traditional construction of the cajón is simple, being just a rectangular box. Thanks to the influence of flamenco, catchphrases were included, like those of the snare drums, which give it a different timbre and resonance, and a greater variety of sounds.
José "Pepote" Hernández Díaz has been making cajóns since 1990 and has been developing them in search of the best sound and quality. It all started when, still 13 years old, he went to a concert by Paco de Lucia and fell in love with the box from which the rhythms came out, to the point of wanting to make his own. Nowadays, it is one of the references in the manufacture of cajóns and one of the reference producers in the whole world.
The yellow top Pepote Jaleo cajón is a great drum machine to be played with emotion and heart by your hands.
- Yellow top
- Measures 47x28.5x30 cm
- Structure in 100% birch plywood 12 mm
- Front cover of five 2.8 mm Mukali sheets in yellow color
- 6 sticks placed vertically
- No binding