from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A recorderlike Andean flute having a notched mouthpiece.
A charango and a quena provided the chorus and even the Afro-Bolivian saya provided their song, one of pity mixed with resignation.
Un charango y una quena hicieron de coro y también los de la Saya Afroboliviana pusieron su canto, uno muy lastimero mezclado con resignación.
FLOATING THROUGH HER ears was the haunting quena flute of Jorge Cumbo, with the South American group Urubamba.
The choir behind Carreras is at least 40 mixed voices, and the instrumental accompaniment includes the charango guitar, the quena flute, Bolivian panpipes known as the siku and a variety of traditional folk percussion instruments.
The charango, a 10-string armadillo shell guitar, an accordion, a guitar, and a quena or bamboo flute add to their lively presentation at 4 p.m., each day.
In his leisure time Ch'uqi is learning to play banjo and an Inca folk instrument, the reed quena - a kind of flute.
The album offers an array of indigenous musical traditions and vocal techniques, spanning from the Canadian arctic (Yup'ik "throat singing") to the highlands of Peru (the percussive quena, "" sicus "and" charango ").
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