Instruments # Andean States Total: 50
 

Huajrapuco

  • Type Horn
  • Origin Peru
  • Materials Horn, Leather
  • Measures 18×28 cm
  • Dating 1960-1975

Also called waqra-puku – waqra means “horn” and puku means “to blow”-.

Made of several horns one behind the other. The mouthpiece is carved in one of the horns.

This instrument is used in the south of Peru to accompany the small-framed tinya drum, especially at ritual festivals for branding stock. The instrument is adorned with multi-coloured ribbons and is played by men, while women play the tinya.


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