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date: 14 November 2019

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[havirare]

Panpipe of the Aweti Kamayurá people of the upper Xingú river area of the Mato Grosso, Brazil. It has four or five reed pipes, up to 50 cm long. Players graduate from these to the larger uruá flutes. The Kamayurá also have a flute call jakui. The name atala was reported towards the end of the 19th century as denoting a panpipe of the Nafuquá (Nahukwá, Matipú) of the upper Xingú river. The Nafuquá also have a single bamboo pipe more than 1 m long and about 10 cm in diameter. The instruments are stored in the ceremonial house in the centre of the village....

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