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Stretching from the northern tip of the Andes mountains in Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile, Andean music represents a diversity of musical styles within a framework of easily recognizable sounds incorporating many of the same instruments such as the guitar, zampoña, charango, bombo drums, violins and a variety of flutes and woodwind instruments.
Identified with the same area inhabited by the ancient Incans, it is thought that when the Spaniards arrived in the Andes later in the 16th century they brought string instruments which eventually resulted in the creation of the charango, a 10 to 12 string mandolin-sized instrument associated with Andean music.
Quenas (bamboo flutes similar to the classic european flute) are also commonly used in "Música Andina."
Andes music groups