A common Inca instrument, and one that is still very popular today. Siku in Aymara, Antara in Quechua or zampoña in Spanish. It accompanies the folk music of the high Andes, where it is widely used.
Good, healthy entertainment for all levels of musical ability and adults or children of all ages
The Back row, called Arca, is made up of 7 pipes;
The Front row, called Ira, is made up of 6 pipes;
The longest pipe is approx 17cm long, they become progressively shorter down to approx 5cm.
The instrument is typically approx 8cm wide
Being hand - crafted each one may vary slightly from that pictured, particularly the colours of the fabrics
How to play it
Tilt the flute: Tilt the bottom of the pan flute away from you so that your lower lip covers part of the tube opening. Draw the flute down slightly against your lip at the same time. Retract your jaw: You can also retract your jaw to play half-notes. Pull your chin backwards while directing air into one of the tubes.