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June 25, 2019

As I explained on previous posts, a Zampoña is a variety of pan flute broadly used in South-America since Pre-Columbian times. The main characteristic of the Zampoña is that it has two rows of pipes. The one in the front is named "Ira" that means male in Aymara, and th...

June 21, 2019

Recently, I had the chance to travel to Nazca. Nazca is a city in the Southern region of Peru. It is popular around the world because of its geoglyphs or commonly known as “Nazca Lines.” The main tourist attraction is the Nazca lines, which are ancient geoglyphs made i...

June 17, 2019

The Zampoña

The zampoña is a wind instrument typical from the Pre-Hispanic cultures from South America. It is considered one of the first musical instruments in human history.

There is no agreement on the origins of the word “zampoña” but it is known that this name comes...

June 3, 2019

Recently, I had many people asking for information about quenas. There is a variety of peruvian quenas and sometimes it can be confusing to know which one to choose.

Quenas are woodwind instruments from the family of the flutes that are among the first musical instrumen...