World Music Exploration - Traditional Peruvian Music

For October, my students and I are heading to South America to explore the music of Peru. Peruvians have several traditional instruments, including:

  • Panpipes: also referred to as "siku", "antara" and "zampoña". Traditionally., these were played in pairs.
  • Simple notched-end flutes: known as "quenas". These were made of fragile bamboo.
  • Tarkas: vertical flutes
  • Bombos or wankaras: deep-sounding, double-headed drums.
Here's a lively clip that features quite a few of these traditional instruments:

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