Heidi to be international demo artist and face for Rolands new Hybrid Cajon range, Elcajon.

I have had the honour to be asked to be the face and international artist for the worlds first hybrid cajon range by Roland. Roland launched their new range with the Elcajon EC10 which is an acoustic cajon with built in triggers to allow for electronic layered sounds on the cajon. The EC10 is launched in Jan 2016 at the NAMM music show in California where Heidi will be presenting it onstage.

 

Check out the promo video here, which was directed and written by Heidi herself:

 

Heidi’s Demo EC10 by Roland wins Best show award @ Namm 2016

My launch demo of the EC10 cajon by Roland at NAMM 2016 was so successful that it won the NAMM award for best show 2016!

What an honour to be part of the Roland family and to be the first to demo and introduce the world to the first worldwide Electronic cajon!

Heidi going to NAMM Festival 2016 to Demo for a new product by Roland

OMG!!!!

I’m going to LA in two weeks with this sexy baby for the NAMM SHOW with Roland!
BOOOOOOOOOM!
I cannot contain my excitement! Just got my plane tickets!

I can’t reveal too much about this beauty but it’s freaking awesome, I’ve been spending quite a lot of quality time with her over the past few weeks in studio, filming and playing it….
I’m in love!

All I can say is that it’s something you’ve NEVER seen before!!!

Heeeehaw, America here I come!

 

So….Who’s going to the NAMM, and who’s cooking me a true Californian dinner while i’m there?!!!!!!!

Cajon & Hang video – Hangbox project

Heidi’s new Cajon and Hang video is up, Featuring Heidi Joubert & Giovanni Spadoni.

We only had about 1 hour before the sun went down to film and we didn’t meet up to play since our last filming of the first cajon & hang video in 2012, so this was a pure, spontaneous, improvised jam session!

This is the first take and we think it came out pretty well. We are looking forward to recording our first album soon, check out details on this and more on my website.

This project is now officially named as the Hangbox project, what do you guys think? 🙂

We filmed in the Epping Forrest in London during the bloom of the blue bells (see the blue/purple flowers in the backdrop of the video).

These blue bells only bloom for about 1 month and we caught them just a few days before they dilapidated, it’s so special to have them in the picture. I hope you all enjoy the video and the music.

Cajon & Hangdrum

Cajon and Hangdrum
Doing some Funk / Hip-hop / Shuffle / Pop/ Grooves

Here we met up for the first time to just jam, we filmed a bit to show you what we did! Hope you like it! There’s some Darbuka, Bodran and cymbals as well! The vid features the Toro Cruz Cajon (guitar string) and shows off its impressive sound range!

Many thanks to Gerard Spencer for doing this video with me! Apart from playing his hangdrum and busking around Europe, Gérard also has his own social enterprise (EUROPEDUCATION) that promotes affordable undergraduate education taught in eglish throughout Continental Europe, check out what he does on www.europeducation.org.uk

We want to hear from you!!
What do you think of this combination of percussions?

Cajon & Hangdrum

Photo by Sebastian Diez

Cajon & Hangdrum! What a combo! First time I played with a hangdrummer….. last weekend whilst out busking, I jammed with this fella before Fernando’s Kitchen (my band) started cooking…. I really didn’t know these drums were so pricey though till the fella told me :-)!!!!!

Check out this video of us jamming in London, at the cajonbox studios!

 

What do you guys think of these hang drums?