Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).


  • Henry Stobart


Onomatopoeic word in the Amerindian language Quechua for an infant or weeping child, used to refer to two forms of instrument. Firstly, it describes an idioglot clarinet formed by inserting a cane (length 10–30 cm), slit to create a reed, into a cow- or goat-horn bell. It is played in many parts of the southern Andes (Bolivia, Argentina and Chile), and is usually confined to the rainy growing season. In Taríja, Bolivia, and northern Argentina the ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.