SIKU in the Aymara language, is an Andean aerophone instrument, which has its origins in pre-Inca cultures, and “Siku or Antara” in the Quechua language, which for Western culture could be called “Pan Flute or Zampoña”
The SIKU family is wide and with variations in its structural composition, sound and performance, especially in the different rural regions of Bolivia. Among these variants of “Sikus” we have for example: the Khantus, Italaquis, Suri Sikus, Jula-Julas, Ayarachis, Laquitas, Mimulas, Jacha Sikus, Tabla Sikus, to name just a few.
Today this wonderful instrument is widely spread by virtuous Andean musicians and fans of Andean music in the five continents.
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