In the video, two musicians are playing pampa cornetas in the district of Huaccana (province of Chincheros, department of Apurímac, Peru). The term pampa corneta is used both to designate the instruments in the image and the first video (better known as waqra phukus or huaccra pucunas) as well as…

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Pan flutes are a class of aerophones present throughout the world, in all historical periods.

Among its distinctive features are its numerous fastening or tying systems, which on many occasions are characteristic of a region or even of a specific culture. Authors such as Izikowitz devoted entire paragraphs to analyzing…

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Edgardo Civallero

Edgardo Civallero

An Argentina-born, Colombia-based librarian, musician, citizen science, traveller and writer, working in the Galapagos Islands [www.edgardocivallero.com]