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Kandu Cajons Are Available In The UK

KANDŪ CAJÓNS - TUNED TO THE RHYTHM OF THE WORLD ARE AVAILABLE IN THE UK

Promenade Music is delighted to be the main dealer for Kandu Cajons in the UK. Kandu make high quality hand-crafted cajóns and thanks to their exceptional musical quality and outstanding looks, Kandu cajóns are played by leading percussionists the world over from  all genres: from flamenco, ethnic, world, jazz and fusion through to mainstream rock and pop. The first Kandu cajon was created for Abe Doron, the former drummer on the Riverdance World Tour and quickly found their way into the hands of many other top musicians incluing Martin Ditcham of The Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, U2 fame who plays a Flame model and said "A fine thing it is too. Beautifully constructed, good bass end and a nice amount of crispness thanks to the two sets of snares. A fine instrument” and Kuljit Bhamra MBE who is a UK pioneer of Bhangra beat and an ethnic crossover composer, musician and producer who plays a Kandu Jungle Vibe Flame and said “I love it!! … above all - a nice sound, one where I can access the bassey timbre without having to crouch down too far”.

The Kandu Cajon Range
Each hand-made series (Thunder, Tempest, Flame and Jungle Vibe) has its own distinctive musical voice and each cajón is individually tuned for optimum performance. They come in a choice of three models: 'Basic', 'Varrytone' and 'Wild'.
- Basic models have a natural wood finish with non-slip feet.
- Varrytone' models have Kandu's built in unique Varrytone System (see below), natural wood finish and adjustable non-slip front feet.
- Wild models have the same specification as a Varrytone but they are available in a choice of nine colours.

Kandu's unique 'Varrytone System'.
It simply allows cajon players to subtly change the character of their cajon sound by moving an internal slider. It really is amazingly simple and very effective!

Kandū cajóns are created with a unique set of standard features incuding
- Hand-crafted from the finest birch, sourced from renewable forests
- Mature high-density hardwood for total frequency range
- Playing surfaces (tops) are glued, not screwed, for finer resonance
- Ergonomic rounded edges for maximum comfort, even in the longest sessions

So let's look at the Kandu Range.

Kandu Thunder Series
Thunder is Kandu's Peruvian cajón model (With no snare) based on the original box drum made from shipping crates by African slaves in the port cities of South America. Thunder has what many have described as a 'drier' sound. Thunder cajóns are typical to the sound of traditional Latin music.

- Thunder Basic
Natural wood finish with non-slip fixed feet front and back
Dimensions: H46cm x W29.5cm x D31cm - Weight: 5.3kg / 11lb 10oz 

- Thunder Varrytone
Features Kandu's unique Varrytone System that allows you to subtly adjust the sound character of your cajón by simply moving an internal slider. This model comes in a Natural wood finish with adjustable front feet.
Dimensions: H46cm x W29.5cm x D31cm - Weight: 5.6kg / 12lb 5oz

- Thunder Wild
The Thunder Wild is exactly the same specification as the Thunder Varrytone cajon but are avaiable in a choice of 9 colour finishes.
Dimensions & Weight: Same as Thunder Varrytone

Kandu Tempest Series

Kandu Tempest cajon's feature a double width pair of parallel multi­wire snares that produce an exciting, highly defined separation between snare and bass. They are sensitive to the lightest touch making it perfect for a wide range of genres and is often the cajón of choice for players of the gentler sides of world and ethnic music.

- Tempest Basic
Natural wood finish with fixed feet front and back.
Dimensions: H46cm x W29.5cm x W31cm - Weight: 5.3kg / 11lb 10oz 

- Tempest Varrytone
Features Kandu's unique Varrytone System that allows you to subtly adjust the sound character of your cajón by simply moving an internal slider. This model comes in a Natural wood finish with adjustable front feet.
Dimensions: H46cm x W29.5cm x D31cm - Weight: 5.6kg / 12lb 5oz

- Tempest Wild
The Tempest Wild is exactly the same specification as the Tempest Varrytone cajon but are avaiable in a choice of 9 colour finishes.
Dimensions & Weight: Same as Tempest Varrytone

Kandu Flame Series
Flame is kANDU'S Classic Flamenco model. With a pair of parallel multi­wire snares running the fulllength of the face, Flame cajóns deliver a sizzling snare sound perfect for flamenco and the wilder sides of the world and ethnic music scenes.

- Flame Basic
Natural wood finish with fixed feet front and back.
Dimensions: H46cm x W29.5cm x W31cm - Weight: 5.3kg / 11lb 10oz

- Flame Varrytone
Features Kandu's unique Varrytone System that allows you to subtly adjust the sound character of your cajón by simply moving an internal slider. This model comes in a Natural wood finish with adjustable front feet.
Dimensions: H46cm x W29.5cm x D31cm - Weight: 5.6kg / 12lb 5oz

- Flame Wild
The Flame Wild is exactly the same specification as the Flame Varrytone cajon but are avaiable in a choice of 9 colour finishes.
Dimensions & Weight: Same as Flame Varrytone

Kandu Jungle-Vibe Series
Jungle Vibe is Kandu's top models offering an extra dimension of sound and they all come With Kandu's unique Varrytone System which allows musicians to subtly shift the character of their cajón’s soundby simply moving an internal slider.

- Jungle Vibe Thunder
No snare model with Kandu's unique Varrytone System
Dimensions: H46cm x W29.5cm x W31cm - Weight: 5.3kg / 11lb 10oz

- Jungle Vibe Tempest
Double­width snare model with Kandu's unique Varrytone System
Dimensions: H46cm x W29.5cm x D31cm - Weight: 5.6kg / 12lb 5oz

- Jungle Vibe Flame
Full­face snare with Kandu's unique Varrytone System
Dimensions: H46cm x W29.5cm x D31cm - Weight: 5.6kg / 12lb 5oz

Other Kandu Models

- Kandu Compact Traveler / Children's cajon
This compact model was originally designed for the percussionist who want a compact lightweight cajon. It's perfect for children too. 
Dimensions: H31cm x W21cm x D24cm

- Kandu Cajonga
The beauty of experimentation is the variety of innovation it gives birth to. The cajonga is one such example. Ours matches the sound demands of the stage, measuring in at 30 cm height x 25 x 25.    
Dimensions: H30cm x W25cm x D25cm

About Kandu
Kandū Cajóns founders Shachar and Yaniv began almost five years ago and have since grown Kandu from a back room idea into a leading cajón maker. Today, Kandú cajóns are being played by leading percussionists all around the world. Kandu are based in Israel and the guys are non-political people who believe that peace, mutual respect and co-existence are the only ways forward for all human-kind. They live and work in the Galilee, a mixed Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Druze Arab area and try to promote peace at an inter-personal level and through their lives and music. Promenade Music is very proud to be one of their first ever UK dealers.

Call Promenade Music on 01524 410202 for more information.