Quite literally translated; “box”. Originating from Peru, this amazing instrument has infected latin music all over south America find it’s way back to Europe via Flamenco pioneers like Paco De Lucia and finally into use in popular music in the UK by it’s appeal as a great accompaniment for acoustic gigs and especially small promotional tours for rising stars. It sounds like a little drum-and-bass kit but it’s easy to transport! It is played by slapping the main body of the front panel for a “kick” style sound. The slapping the top edges to resonate some ingenious snares inside the box, to create a “snare” type sound.