Cajita

Name: Cajita.
Type: Struck > Idiophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Country: Lima, Peru.
Region: South > America.
Project: By Graeme Gibson & Daniel Ouellet.

Description: The cajita (pronounced ca-hi-ta in Spanish) is a struck percussion idiophone, in the form of a wooden box having a lid attached by a hinge. This percussion instrument is unique to the area around Lima. It is one of percussion instruments that are used in the Afro-Peruvian music scene in and around Lima Peru. There are three sizes of this instrument, bass (bajo), medio (medium) and prima (smallest).