LETTER FROM THE LUTHIER
It’s been almost 20 years since I first thought about using a Cajon as an alternative to drumset. Specially for those situations where the use of a drumset is problematic considering local access, stage size or the loud sound level that a drumset requires: Duende is the solution.
Duende has been working on this “Cajon For Drummer” concept since its founding in 2001. Our line of Cajons is based on every musician’s profile and the type of music he/she plays with.
The market is overbooked with countless brands offering cajons, with different colours and finishes, but they are all based on the same sound pattern. If a rock drummer needs a drumset with different features than a jazz drummer, why should they both play with the same cajon sound pattern?
It has been almost an obsession for us to offer the possibilitiy to every musician to find the instrument that best suits his/her playing and music style. While cajon is just another reference between hundreds of it for most percussion brands, Cajon is everything for us.
Duende Percusion is dedicated exclusively to manufacture and develop the Cajon, 100% hand made in Spain, by musicians, giving our instruments an unique personality and character. This is what makes our cajons differents from any others.
I would like to thank thousands of percussionists and drummers for trusting our brand. Thanks to them our commitment is to continue working hard to be able to offer new products to answer drummers’ and percussionists’ needs.
These are the reasons why we are introducing to the world three very innovative cajons in collaboration with ErmanitoPlay and Galiano: Mute, Folding and Magik
(practice cajon, travel cajon and electronic cajon). We want musicians to be able to do everything with a cajon! We are decided to develop and enjoy something we all share, “the love of music“.
Duende is very glad to announce a great news: our special and intimate collaboration with ætnica in order to satisfy all musicians’ needs and develop every day innovating instruments and accessories.
Jose Antonio Gonzalez
Chairman of Duende Percusion
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Stefano Del SolePercussionist Drummer Composer
Stefano Del Sole was born in Bari in 1978. He lives and works in Venice (Italy). He started at an early age his musical studies with the classic guitar under the guidance of M° Pasquale Maglione. Later he attended 'Nicolò Piccinni' music conservatory in Bari under the guidance of M° Luigi Morleo taking his diploma in Percussions with the highest achievable grade and honour. During his studies he attended masterclasses and stages with world famous musicians and composers such as: Ney Rosauro (Marimba), Jean Jeoffrey (Marimba), Jean Luc Rimey-Meille (Marimba and Percussions), Akira Jimbo (Drums), Virgil Donati (Drums), Simon Phillips (Drums),Mimmo Campanale(Drums), Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic (Marimba, Percussions), Klangforum Wien (Percussions, Contemporary Music and Composition), etc.. He took his master degree in didactic elements of music at the music conservatory “ Benedetto Marcello” in Venice. He’s interested in composition and research in musical fields. He worked in Simphonic Orchestras such as: Orchestra Piccinni, Orchestra dell’ Accademia Mandolinistica Napoletana, Orchestra 'M. De Falla', Orchestra S. Francesco d’ Assisi; Solo Recitals,( Percorsi per Marimba); Chamber Music with Wu Ming Duo (S. Del Sole – G. Chiapparino), Bari percussion quartet ( S. Del Sole- M. De Marzo- G. Di Pinto – L. Lorusso), Stefano Del Sole 4tet (Mus(a)icist). He worked with many marching bands, such as: Banda Comunale, Gioia del Colle-Bari; Complesso Bandistica 'Davide Delle Cese', Bitonto-Bari; La Banda di Venezia - Venezia and other different bands, which play many styles of music.