A cachon (ka-KHON) is a box (usually made of wood) about knee high. The box has a hole
on one side
and pieces of wire or tiny springs are fixed loosely
against the opposite side
of the hole
(inside the box). Then, you sit on the box and beat on the side
with the springs on the inside to make rhythmn. The metal pieces on the inside sound like a snare drum and when you hit a portion of the box where the metal pieces AREN'T, it sounds like a bass drum. Very
easy to play and a great campfire instrument
when accompanied by guitar, harmonica, vocals
1: hey man, I'm havin a few people over to have
a bonfire and grill tonight, you wanna come?
2: sure, I'll bring my cachon and somebody else will
bring a guitar, then we can make music!
1: sounds great!