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Cajon Making Workshop

  • Feb 15, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Our very own Stu Dicker is hosting a cajon-making workshop at his house on Saturday, February 15. 

The cajon is a box drum originally from Peru. Extremely versatile, it can sounds great with ukulele. We've used it for many of our performances. Watch Jake and his cajon-playing friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZpFbdWvUpA

Each person will make his/her own cajon! All materials will be provided.  The cost is $40 and will need to be prepaid in order for us to buy the materials. You can bring payment to our next meet up on February 1, or mail it to Chinese Community Church, Attn: Ted Fong, 5600 Gilgunn Way, Sacramento, CA 95822. Make checks payable to Chinese Community Church. If you want to use your own wood, talk to Ted or Stu (different woods produce different sounds) so we can make arrangements. Fee will be reduced.

We'll also have a play along for those who are not making cajons. The morning promises to be a lot of fun and fellowship for all!


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  • Dian K.

    This was a fabulous and productive activity! THANK YOU STU and PETER and everyone for the fun and assistance.

    February 18, 2014

  • Peter D.

    Amazing. Just amazing. 20 + people crowded into the wood shop, gluing and nailing, sanding and driving screws, routers buzzing, , music playing, lots of food. 16 cajons in one morning. No disasters. Lots of happy people.

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Joe F.

    I had a great time. Let's do it again.

    February 16, 2014

  • Bob C.

    Are we going to have enough uke players for our next gig???

    February 16, 2014

  • Ted F.

    I had a wonderful time. Thanks Stu, Peter, and everyone. Couldn't ask for more, except how do we play these things? I better watch some YouTubes, so I can teach you!

    2 · February 15, 2014

  • Jane N.

    Thanks to Stu, it was a great experience. Well organized and thought out. Had so much fun with all the wonderful people and got myself a beautiful cajon.

    February 15, 2014

  • Dennis K.

    Teriffic! Everyone was so helpful. Percussion here I come!

    February 15, 2014

  • Joe F.

    Wow. That was the funnest times I've had building something. Thank you Stu for making it easy for us. I could tell everyone had a good time and we all took pride in what we made. Everyone was so helpful and I can't wait for the Cajon Jam!

    February 15, 2014

  • Pauline N.

    Excellent class!!! Thank you Stu for all the prep work and instructions and for opening your workshop to us. You put in so much time before we arrived to help us make a beautiful cajon. My family were impressed and my grandson immediately began to play it. Thanks Ted for coordinating with Stu.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Lynn

    Awesome experience. Wonderful group. Even got to hula!!!

    2 · February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent, well organized, well planned, well led. Bravo. One of the best and must useful meetups I've attended.

    2 · February 15, 2014

  • Bob C.

    I really enjoyed it.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Bob C.

    It was a great time and thanks to Stu for his professional work in making the kits and keeping us out of trouble in assembling them.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Marvin L.

    It was awesome.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • patty b.

    Hi my fellow ukesters. My husband just had knee replacement surgery and needs me to help him at home for a bit. Enjoy making those cajons, I know that Stuard is a great wood worker craftsman.

    February 14, 2014

  • Elaine d.

    Shoot! I hope you do this one, again. Can't make it this time. I will actually be in........Peru! (Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu!)

    February 9, 2014

  • Filomeno V.

    Ted Fong when are your going to teach bass. I am interested
    in learning to play bass.

    February 6, 2014

  • Bob C.

    Looking forward to it.

    January 31, 2014

  • elsieyun

    Sorry I won't be able to attend . I have a workshop to attend which is on from 10am to 2pm.

    January 27, 2014

  • Doreen W.

    I will sadly miss this cajon workshop, as I'll be out of town. Hope there will be one in the future too. It has such a cool n exciting sound. :-)

    January 26, 2014

  • Kimi K.

    I am out of the country on 2/15 but am dying to make a cajon. If another workshop is scheduled, let me know. Kimi

    January 24, 2014

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