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Peruvian Flutes and Sopraninos --- Brothers in Arms?

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Hi good people. I just found out that I may be going to Peru in late March, 2012. I take travel very seriously. I think I have food and alcohol covered. I assume local wines are similar to Chilian reds.

I will probably take the Vento sopranino with that insanely expensive mouthpiece and #3 bflat clarinet reeds. So now, dear scholars, how do I do prepare for this experience? I started downloading Peruvian music. It's good. So far so good.

I've always been attracted to that wooden flute sound and that aggressive percussion. A lot of people play together with layered music. Can I find New Orleans music making style somewhere here? Do Peruvians second line? Is there a brick and mortar place in Peru that is devoted to music of the ancient cultures? Are there people similar to gypsies in Spain who make music?

What do I do now, other than buying every glossy tourist DK book available and start saving for this damn trip?
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Pete, please see if you can find that address. My possible school trip has mixed blessings of seeing the high school kids learning an interesting body of knowledge from a good teacher (and being rear guard on the journeys) but we are confined to a schedule. We do go to Cuzco. The only other school trip that I did was Spain a year ago. We saw the typical Flamenco show in a theater that couldn't have changed in past 50 years but we also went to a gypsy presentation of a Flamenco presentation in a cave that was a sort of very small narrow club the night before. This was an unplanned option organized one afternoon. The presenters were one family from grandmother down to two of the younger girls who appeared to soon becoming part of the family. That was special. I did find authentic Flamenco recordings. Re: Cuzco. I'll find the time if you find the place. Now I'm off to learn more about Quecha and quenas.
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