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La Ruta Maya Foundation (Guatemala) presents a selection of Pre-Columbian musical instruments under its custody. The purpose is to show a variety of instruments and how they sound, according to their manufacture.

This video is a joint effort between La Ruta Maya Foundation and the K’INICH Traveling Museum of Musical Instruments, with the support of Producciones ALICANTE.

Although it is preferable not to play ancient instruments for conservation reasons, the musician and researcher Erik Bladimir Vásquez (Director of the K’inich Museum) masters -with extensive experience- the action of blowing without expelling saliva. For this reason, the Foundation has decided to gradually document the collection of musical instruments, thus avoiding playing them again. This resource is made available to the public and other researchers.

Explanations are in Spanish