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Erkelocked

  • Henry Stobart

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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 ...

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