Andean New Age
Andean New Age (music) is a product of Peruvian flute and Paraguayan harp music. The Peruvian roots stem from the Inca (Inka) influence circa 1200-1532 CE. In Peru, two important flutes are used: The quena, a flute much like the common recorder; and the zampona, a pan flute. The Paracas culture, located south of Lima, created this pan flute some time between 200 BCE and 300 CE. The Paraguayan harp is similar both in looks and sound to the Irish celtic harp.
Although the genres of both Peruvian and Paraguayan traditional music have a modern "New Age" sound, they are actually very ancient forms of music. The modalities of this music can be traced back over two thousand years.
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