Moceño

Name: Moceño
Type: Duct Flutes > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Specimen: 2 in collection.
Country: Bolivia.
Region: South America.
Acquisition Source: 1st specimen was acquired in Vancouver. 2nd specimen was acquired from Rene Hugo-Sanchez.

Description: The moceño is a wind instrument or aerophone of considerable size, built of wood from a large bush called “tuquru”. The moceño is also played Bolivia and in some neighbouring regions in southern Peru. These are the ones that are called “Senqa Tanqana” which in Quechua means “big nose” or “growing nose”. Although there are also specimens with a posterior hole to enrich their range.

Construction: The moceño is built with two tubes facing parallel to one another. The Moceño is held together by pitch and animal hide wrapped and tied together. Thus holding everything together in place.