A South American edge-blown tubular aerophone consisting of several closed pipes of cane fastened together in two sections. It was also made out of ceramic, stone, and wood. The zamponia is divided into 2 parts; the upper part (consisting of 7 pipes) is commonly called the ira and the lower part (consisting of 6 pipes) is called the arca. The instrument produces a sound by blowing across the ends of the pipes.
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