An ocarina is a “vessel flute” that appears in many parts of the world, but is especially central to music in South America’s Andean mountains. There are many variations, but generally an ocarina is has a small space that traps air, a mouthpiece that enables a musician to blow into the enclosed space, and a number of finger holes for the musician to use to change the tone.

COUNTRY: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
KEY GENRES: Many Andean genres

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