Cajón de tapeo [caja de tapeo, tapeador]
- J. Richard Haefer
[caja de tapeo, tapeador]
Box drum especially of central and southern Mexico and the Caribbean. It is a hollow wooden box commonly about 45 cm square or somewhat rectangular, with a circular soundhole in one or two sides. The tapeadores (performers) strike the box with the flat of their hands, sometimes using a small piece of wood in one hand to increase the sound (a harp soundbox is also often struck by hand in Latin America). The practice supposedly developed with the ...