Description of musical style
The authentic musical style of Peru can be called Andean music (music from the Andes mountain region). The music can be fast or slow but typically have the sounds of the pan flutes (various sizes to create harmonies), the use of the charango (a guitar-like instrument with many strings) and a percussive beat created by a cajon (a box-like drum).
Typical Instruments Used
- pan flute (also called a pan pipe)
- cajon (Peruvian)
- and additional percussion instruments
Song: La Vida Breve by Pedro Ibanez (guitar) & Dalila Cernatescu (pan flute)
Video Overview: Helpful video demonstration of the pan flute and how the playing of shorter pipes creates the higher-pitched sounds.
Video Overview: The band Los Askis consists of a lead quena player (visible at the start of the video), a secondary cana player, a lead singer, a percussionist playing timbales and cowbells, a percussionist playing shaker/metal guido, and a charango player (far right side).
Nuturunas Inca Music with Re-enactment of Incan Rituals