at 15:25 there is a very long pipe instrument with no holes. It is supposedly a folk instrument from Argentina since the piece is Misa Criolla by Ramirez, which relies on a lot on Argentinian folk music. What is it called?

Screenshot for those who can't open the link: screenshot from Misa Criolla performance

  • It looks and sounds like a carnyx. But the mouth piece is different. Mar 12, 2021 at 19:21
  • I googled 'Argentinian folk wind instrument',a couple of hours ago, and the first to come up was erke.
    – Tim
    Mar 12, 2021 at 19:58

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That is known as an Erke.

The erke (alternatively erque, coroneta, or quepa) is a large labrophone (lip reed) instrument native to the Gran Chaco of Bolivia, northern Chile, and Argentine Northwest. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)

Man playing an Erka in a desert setting

(PHOTO CREDIT: By N J.O. Zavalía - https://www.flickr.com/photos/122267223@N07/13614627804/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31981921)


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