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

I’m going to LA in two weeks with this sexy baby for the NAMM SHOW with Roland!
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?!!!!!!!

NEW! Rumba video Lesson 3

The third lesson in our Rumba grooves Video Lessons series. Here Heidi Joubert takes us through some of the rumba patterns we have learnt, and goes explains how to apply them after each other in order to make different parts to your songs. In this lesson we learn how to change from one pattern to an entirely different pattern, but still keeping our basic feel of the groove we are playing. This changes parts of your song drastically without changing the overall feel of the style you are playing in.
The next Rumba Lesson will be more tricky, we’ll be looking at the Tumbao!

NEW! Rumba video lesson 2

Following rumba lesson 1, Heidi Joubert runs thru a few new variations and patterns on the rumba groove. This is basic rumba groove patterns for the beginner. Check out rumba lesson 1 before you do this one, and check out rumba lesson 3 after this lesson.

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Rumba video lesson on cajon

Here’s a basic first groove to getting started with the rumba on cajon!

The rumba has so many different patterns, grooves and feels, it has a vast range of different ways to play it. It is used most often in Latin, Cuban, African, Arabic and Flamenco (rumba catalana) styles, but the rumba pattern is al sooften used in reggeaton, dance (house etc) and popular music as well. Learning to play the rumba is important for anyone who plays cajon, it’s like learning to play alternative patterns to spice up popular music.
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An intro to Rumba on the cajon

 Hello Fellow cajon lovers!

With Fernando’s Kitchen, my band, I play the rumba about 80% of the time!! It is an essential rhythm to learn on the cajon, and the world of rumba is vast and big!! The rumba is probably one of the oldest rhythms to be used on the cajon, and goes hand in hand with the development of the cajon. This is only the foundation to get you started but there is so many things one can do with the rumba, it’s really amazing!

First basic rumba groove on cajon – Free video lesson

Hope you like this lesson, feel free to leave some comments below, more about the rumba coming soon!