So the Fernando’s Kitchen Trio had a photoshoot last week and I thought I would share a cool shot with you! With cajon, double bass and Spanish guitar…Oh and voice!
The Fernando’s Kitchen Trio
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We had just released a brand new full band album called ‘Musica fina‘, we are extremely excited with what lies ahead this year!
Amongst many other crazy ideas, we are planning a summer tour through europe doing shows and cajon workshops! Let us know if you want us to visit your city
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Our Cruz cajon is the first cajon to set foot on Maldives, and the first to appear on TV too!!!
So Here I share a video of ‘Hiyani’, the very popular Maldives based band where they appear on TV, in the middle centre you can see the Cruz Cajon and on the left Ansi Ahmed (the cajon player and proud cruz cajon owner… He’s a very nice guy as well!!)
I think this is a great band and the cajon sounds great! What do you think?
Hey Peeps!!!! So the day has finally arrived, and I am so so proud to say our New album ‘Musica Fina’ is out, this CD features a lot of cajon and percussion done by myself!
‘Musica Fina’ full band Album
Musica Fina features only our own original music, featuring Fernando’s Kitchen 6 piece band (double bass, spanish guitar, oud, cajon, percussions, vocals, trumpet and palmas). The CD has 8 beautiful tracks, professionally recorded and mixed & mastered.
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Hey Peeps! Here I share a bit about the cymbals I use with the cajon plus some very useful tips and some demonstrations of the different sounds, as well as what to look out for when getting cymbals.
I run through 5 of my cymbals, their sounds and what I thought was good/bad about them. This video covers all the basics you should know to get you started with playing the cymbal with the cajon! Enjoy!
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Wahoooo!!! Super exciting news! we are starting up our very own, super fun, cajon and percussion jam night. Everyone welcome, and this is not only for percussionists and cajon players but also forother musicians who enjoy to play with cajon players/percussionist!!!
A fun night to learn from each other, jam and just have loads of fun grooving!!
Heidi Joubert will be running the jam night and we are looking at doing it every week or every 2 weeks! The London cajon school will be very involved in this and it’s the perfect excuse to play and practise and gain experience and confidence as a player. You are welcome to come juist for the social of iut too, have a few beers and just enjoy good music/dancing!
More info on this End March!
Just finished the first introductory course to the cajon to a bunch of very happy students and I am glad to say that we will be starting up our beginners 2.
You do not need previous experience on the cajon to join the class but you would need to catch up on some of the ex and grooves we have learnt in the first few lessons. But with video lessons this is easy to do! So don’t be put off on joining our next 10 week beginners cajon course!!! It’s so so much fun!
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We’ll be learning many exciting rhythms, grooves and also putting our playing into cotext with other instruments as well as doing ensemble and imrpov. Other exciting news is that we are also set to start up a weekly cajon & percussion jam in a great venue, everyone welcome, even if you play guitar or sing, come and jam with cajon players or simplycome and hang out in a great environment, who knows, maybe you find the cajon playerforyour band! More on this in april!
Excellent news my cajon friends!
Come and see me perform live with my awesome band!
For those of you who don’t know, Fernando’s Kitchen is my band, led by myself and a fantastic guitarist and composer, Sebastian Diez from Spain. You might have seen a few video clips on youtube of some of us busking around London and the UK. I play the cajon in the band, I also play percussions and lead on vocals. The music is our own original music written by Sebastian Diez and myself, a fusion of lots of different styles resulting in a very unique, groovy sound!
Find out more about our music and the band on www.fernandoskitchen.com
Fernando’s Kitchen “Musica Fina” Album Launch
Fri 29 March / 8:30pm / The Richmix London / Tickets: £10/£8 adv. £13 doors
As we give our album the final touches , we are really happy to announce that “Musica Fina”, our debut fully original work, will be out on March the 29th.
It has taken a long time, but we think it was worth it. The development of the music has been an amazing creative journey!
Sign up to the cajonbox newsletter and we’ll send you a FREE mp3 track of the album very soon! Also loads of free tickets up for grabs if you are signed up to our newsletter.The Kitchen is steaming, and a menu of finely arranged pieces will be served to those who love original adventures. Vibrant grooves, soulful melodies, seamless vocals and cutting edge improvisations in a fusion of styles and sounds that’s second to none
Normal advance tickets from www.richmix.org.uk – £10
Tickets at doors (subject to availability): £13
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Enjoy our free video lessons? Want to take it to the next level and learn more intensely with Heidi Joubert in a set out course? No worries! As we finalise the last little bit of details for our online cajon school, we are super proud to announce that we should be starting up within the next 2 weeks! If you are interested and would like to be kept updated on this, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d let you know as soon as the details are sorted! More info coming very soon! SOOOOO Excited!
Excellent news! It seemed like we were going to cancel the Cambridge cajon courses, but we had so many last minute enrolees, and we are so so so proud (and I am personally extremely happy) that it did indeed work out! I now have an amazing class full of bright, super talented, very very nice people, I can only thank God for blessing me with such a great bunch to teach, and after taking them through today’s class, I am positive that this group is going to progress faster than any group before!!
Well that definitely should be the case as we have been bombarding Cambridge (the streets and the venues) with our cajon infused music with my band Fernando’s Kitchen. Cambridge has been practically home for us for the last 3 years, and even though we are London based, we have performaned in Cambridge more than in London in the past 3 yrs!
Fernando’s Kitchen trio busking in Cambridge
All I can say is that this is a very special to me, to start up our Cambridge cajon school, because there is something very personal for me about Cambridge, a place where I often get to talk to loads of the locals when we’re out busking in Cambridge, and after 3 yrs, you get to know many of them and love them as dear friends! I have come to love this city and the people of this city with a special love, and I am honoured that Cambridge itself have welcomed us and enjoyed our music! What a priveledge to be able to first busk and now teach and introduce the cajon to one of the most beautiful and peaceful cities in the UK!
Many thanks to Millers Music store for helping us out last minute with some cajons for the class!
Does your city deperately need some cajon love? Write to us, we are planning a workshop tour/busking tour this summer in the EU and we could consider passing thru your city to do a class and some performances!
So this week we go back to the basics and here I share the first lesson I would reccomend any beginner to watch. It contains a very important ex which I still use for warming up daily.
It trains your hands to move comfortably over the 2 basic sounds of the cajon (bass and nsare) and features 5 different patterns. Memorize it and then spend at least 5 min everyday doing this ex,gradually pushing up the speed as you progress.