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The cajón de tapeo, tapeador, cajón de tamboreo or Mexican cajon is a wood box drum traditional to southern Mexico. It is played by slapping the top face with a piece of wood in one hand, and a bare hand. It was developed as a substitute of the tarima de baile  [ es ] (wood sound-box platform for zapateado dancing) [1] of Oaxaca and Guerrero. It usually follows 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures. In 1962, musicologist E. Thomas Stanford  [ es ] wrote a description of its use in Jamiltepec, Oaxaca. [2]


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  1. González, Anita (January 2010). Afro-Mexico: Dancing between Myth and Reality. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press. p. 120. ISBN   978-0-292-73744-0 . Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  2. Stanford, Thomas (1962). Datos sobre la música y danzas de Jamiltepec, Oaxaca. INAH.