New sounds will be coming to The Americas Revealed

Those high-faluting French, Mexican and Swedish lassies just could resist a Gringo goatherd, who could serenade them, while they walked along a verdant pasture. I now have over 50 indigenous American musical instruments. The most recent arrival . . . from the Andes Mountains of Bolivia . . . is a five feet tall Toyo-Zampaño. It is hand-made by a Aymara Indian craftsman, from seasoned river canes that grow along the banks of Lake Titicaca.

Please play the song below.

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  1. It is a Zampaño – the instrument that you see in the photo at the top of the webpage. It is made from river cane that grows along the banks of Lake Titicaca. It takes quite a long time to learn how to blow into the tubes to produce a precise musical note, but once that was learned, I can now play almost any song on the zampaño.

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  2. You must be thinking of the little rental cabin I was in after living in a tent. My tent didn’t leak. The cabin did, because the owner did not maintain it well.

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  3. Howdy, What tunes did you play for the goats???

    On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 4:54 PM The Americas Revealed wrote:

    > alekmountain posted: ” Those high-faluting French, Mexican and Swedish > lassies just could resist a Gringo goatherd, who could serenade them, while > they walked along a verdant pasture. I now have over 50 indigenous American > musical instruments. The most recent arrival . . . f” >

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  4. My farm in Virginia was the scene of one of the large cavalry battles of the Civil War. Going up the front pasture I would whistle “The Bonnie Blue Flag”. Coming down Spikers Hill I would whistle “Gary Owen.” The commanding generals were Brig. General George Armstrong Custer, USA and Major General Thomas Rosser, CSA.

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