Type: Struck > Idiophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.11
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, and it is one of percussion instruments in the Afro-Peruvian music scene in and around Lima Peru. There are three sizes of this instrument, bass [bajo], medio and prima [smallest].