Siku or Zampona

Traditional Peruvian double rowed panpipes. Each row can be played by a seperate person or tied together and performed by one. To play a scale the player must jump between the rows. At the beginning of a fiesta, the instruments are given to the musicians as gifts for their participation, and many men in the ayllus have a collection of instruments from past years. After the fiesta however they can be treated quite casually and often lie broken or become playthings for the children.

Sound of the Siku or Zampona

Music performed by Brad White.
Available on CD from his shop at PanFlute.Net