Banda mocha (Sp.: mocha, ‘to cut’)
- John M. Schechter
- and J. Richard Haefer
An ensemble of gourd (puro) trumpets of various sizes, used in the Chota river valley of Imbabura and Carchi provinces of Ecuador. Formed in the late 19th century by Afro-Ecuadorians without access to Western military band instruments, the ensemble includes several puros (...