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Native Flutes

Andean Native Flutes - the Andes musical instruments
Music has been central to Ecuadorian life for thousands of years. One of the central musical instruments from pre-Hispanic times in the Andes has been panpipe flutes. The Kichwa word Antara refers to the classical panpipes played for ceremonial and romantic purposes. Rondador is another common word used for panpipes. Some consist of two rows of tubes (Zampona) so that both tubes can be blown simultaneously, one for the melody and another for the harmony.