Photographer's Note

This man was sitting with two other colleagues on the street in La Paz making zampoñas and quenas with the simplest tools.

The Zampoña (can be seen on the right side of the picture) also called siku in Aymara and antara in Quechua, is a wind-instrument made of different lengthed single ended reed pipes bound in ascending order of size. It takes good lungs to play the Zaponia especially in the altitudes of the andes.

The Quena (left of the picture) is another andean wind-instrument that consists of a simple tube with 5-7 finger holes. It is a simple instrument that makes a lovely sound.

When The man was making zampoñas he was using a 'master' zampoñia to compare the tone with the reed pipe he was cutting and cutting - until getting a match.

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Additional Photos by Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 140 N: 425] (2485)
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