This zampona is a thirteen note instrument made from reeds and is called the Antara. The ANTARA is a single row of reeds rather than two. It is tuned pentatonically (5 note scale). The ANTARA is easy to play and colorfully adorned with textile fabric. Archaeological studies have shown the ANTARA to be one of the oldest instruments of Andean culture.Used in traditional Andean music, these pan pipes are fun to play!
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The pan flute or pan pipe is an ancient musical instrument based on the principle of the closed tube, consisting usually of five or more pipes of gradually increasing length (and, at times, girth). The pan flute has long been popular as a folk instrument, and is considered the first mouth organ, ancestor of both the pipe organ and the harmonica. The pan flute is named for its association with the rustic Greek god Pan. The pipes of the pan flute are typically made from bamboo or giant cane; other materials used include wood, plastic, and metal. Called zampoña in Spanish, both curved and traditional South American variations are also very popular in Peruvian traditional groups and other Andean music. It is traditionally found all across the Andes, but is more typically associated with music from the Kollasuyo, or Aymara speaking regions around Lake Titicaca.
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