Peruvian Inca wind instruments

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Jose Vitancio Umeres is an expert in pre-historic Peruvian wind/musical instruments. He began by showing home some of these made sounds from the interaction between water and air. The ones on his table are his reproductions of ancient originals. In particular the flute (forward to 1:52) shaped in the form of Pachamama "Mother Earth" deity: Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. Pachamama is usually translated as Mother Earth, but a more literal translation would be "Mother world" (in Aymara and Quechua mama = mother / pacha = world or land; and later widened in a modern meaning as the cosmos or the universe). Pachamama and Inti are the most benevolent deities; they are worshiped in parts of the Andean mountain ranges, also known as Tawantinsuyu (the former Inca Empire) (stretching from present day Ecuador to Chile and northern Argentina being present day Peru the center of the empire with its capital city in Cuzco).