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Peruvian music instruments

On board band

During our week-long journey on the waters of the Peruvian Amazon on the river boat, La Turmalina, each evening our group was treated to musical entertainment by members of the boat crew. They sang and played a variety of  wind, string and percussion instruments including the zampona, charango and cajón, and they also played a diverse range of music.

None of them were professional musicians but their joy and delight in sharing their music with us was palpable and made it special for us.

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