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Hand Crafted Bamboo Wind Instrument Zampona Panpipes (Pair), "Inca Serenade"

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The sweet tunes of the zampoña panpipe serenade the Andes with nostalgic songs.... more

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The sweet tunes of the zampoña panpipe serenade the Andes with nostalgic songs. "The use of the zampoña has become widespread across the world and it is played at different functions," explains Benito Tito. "In Peru we play the zampoña during special ceremonies and traditional rites." Tito crafts this zampoña by hand with 13 bamboo reeds of the same diameter but different length. The pipes are tied together with a woven ribbon.

Tito includes a smaller zampoña as a gift. The set includes woven cases for storing.

  • 0.12 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 30.5 cm H x 10 cm W x 4 cm D
  • 12" H x 3.9" W x 1.6" D
  • 10 cm H x 8 cm W x 1 cm D
  • 3.9" H x 3.2" W x 0.4" D

  • Bamboo
  • Carrying case included
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

25

Verified Reviewer

07/15/2017

"Awesome Panpipe!"

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Very well made Panpipe flutes and the bag is real well crafted, colorful and looks awesome!

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Purchased Item:

Inca Serenade, Hand Crafted Bamboo Wind Instrument Zampona Panpipes (Pair)

From United States of America

Verified Reviewer

03/04/2017

"BEAUTIFUL!"

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The packaging was esquisite. The way I opened it , I can use it as a safe case to carry both instruments if I want to and it looks really COOL! The instruments are very sweet sounding and easy to play, even for a neophyte. I want Mr. Benito Tito to know he has made me very happy!!! A person should be able to send such a message to the artist directly I think! Thank You Mr. TITO and Novica...Very pleasent experience all around.!

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Best Uses

  • Any beginner will have great success

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Purchased Item:

Inca Serenade, Hand Crafted Bamboo Wind Instrument Zampona Panpipes (Pair)

From Pennsylvania

Verified Reviewer

02/13/2020

"I am very excited to learn how to use the pipes!"

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I loved receiving my Andean pipes! They were contained in a lovely carrying case and the pipes themselves were meticulously cut and bound together. My only problem is that I do not know how to play them! I was able to get some soft notes out of them which was great, but I clearly need instruction. It would be wonderful if the very skilled artisan, Benito Tito, could put together a beginner?s guide to help someone like me get started. I would be very willing to pay extra for a beginner?s guide to using the pipes written by an expert like Benito Tito.

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Verified Reviewer

02/12/2020

"Great authentic addition to my home"

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My Grandson has already mastered playing it. Beautifully made.

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Purchased Item:

Song of the Andes, Fair Trade Peruvian Quena Flute with Case

From New Westminster - Canada

Verified Reviewer

01/10/2020

"Beautiful and very well made"

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A good Quena but definitely not a professional one. The C hole and the thumb hole are slight to the right compared to the other holes, while it should, if not straight, slightly to the left. Also, the G hole is slight to the left when it should be slightly to the right. The instrument would be a good option to a left person, although it is not totally in tune. The misalignment of those hole cause an uncomfortable playing.

Best Uses

  • Play Bossa Nova

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Verified Reviewer

01/06/2020

"Perfect Gift"

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Son loved this for Christmas. He was very impressed with the workmanship and it tunes and plays as expected. Now he just needs to find a way to display. Thank you!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

For generations, the Tito family legacy has helped to preserve the musical traditions of the Peruvian Andes. The art of crafting musical instruments to produce the haunting music indigenous to this region has been passed from father to son. Benito is now an elder master. He embraces every opportunity to teach younger artisans the vast array of skills required to handcraft a musical instrument and proudly incorporates local materials, such as jungle bamboo, into his designs.

Now in his seventies, Benito has had cataract surgery but now faces glaucoma. Work is more difficult for him but he refuses to give up. The income from the sales of his musical instruments help him care for his wife who can no longer care for herself, pay for his grandchildren’s education and maintain his dignity. He is grateful that the orders for his work have increased since joining Novica.

Whenever Benito has a large order or many orders to fill at the same time, he hires other craftspeople to help him. He especially likes to give work to those who are from his hometown of Puno - he likes to be able to share the income this work brings with others in his community.

Now in his seventies, Benito is entirely dependent upon Novica sales. The income derived from the sales of his musical instruments support him, his wife and his grandchildren. He also gives work to other artisans when he needs help to meet the demand for his work.

As Benito's sales have grown through Novica, he has been able to hire other artisans to help meet the demand for his handcrafted instruments. He has trained many of them in this traditional craft and prides himself on preserving this traditional Peruvian art form.

Now in his seventies, Benito lives with one of his children and their children. Their parents provide for their children's food and clothing and Benito proudly pays for his grandchildren's education, even though he often struggles to do so.

Benito Tito has received a $450 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to purchase wood, strings and accessories for his musical instruments.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

 
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