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ABOUT MARTIN'S RECORDINGS:
Each CD is music is great for meditation, learning, relaxing, driving, chilling out or calming the kids down. Every CD is different, in regards to the concept, which shapes the music. Martin tries hard to not use the "same instruments" or "style" on every CD.
The intention holding up Martin's music is spiritual, positive and full of love, peace and most importantly, authenticity, he prides himself on the research he has done.


1) DIGITAL DOWNLOADS: Listen to #1 thru #9, these are compositions NOT released on any of Martin's CD's.

 

2) CD's: Listen to selections of music from all the CD's in the section called DIGITAL DOWNLOADS. Listen to Songs #10-22 those are from Martin Espino's various CDs.

 

3) MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: if it is not available, simply place an order and Martin will make it for you. All of Martin's instruments are based on the scholarly research he h done since 1975. He uses only authentic ancestral materials, designs and paints; and these instruments come to you directly and are signed by the artist!!!
To make your instrument, Martin uses as many of the ancient hands tools that were used to cut, clean, engrave, decorate, etc. back in ancient times. He even "makes" the Natural Pigment Paints that he paints your instruments with!!!

 

 

PURCHASE MUSIC DOWNLOADS, CD's & INSTRUMENTS

LISTEN to selection from all CD's. Scroll down and listen to songs #10-22. Each song will say what CD it is from.

 

MUSIC DOWNLOADS

SONGS #1 - 9 are not released on any CD.         SONGS #10-22 are songs from Martin Espino's CDs.
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  1. 1 RAIN FOREST MAYA (not on CD) 04:29 Info
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  2. 2 ABRIENDO EL COSMOS (not on CD) 02:57 Info
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  3. 3 MAPACHES EN EL TEMPLO (not on CD) 01:59 Info
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  4. 4 HUITZILOPOCHTLI (not on CD) 02:30 Info
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  5. 5 ASTROLOGOS SAGRADOS (not on CD) 02:20 Info
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  6. 6 Martin "LIVE 2" solo 2012 (not on CD) 05:01 Info
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  7. 7 Martin "LIVE 3" solo 2012 (not on CD) 04:48 Info
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  8. 8 CITLALPOL (not on CD) 06:24 Info
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  9. 9 PRIMAVERA (not on CD) 01:24 Info
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  10. 10 TEZCATLIPOCA (CD: MEXIKA "Live") 03:44 Info
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  11. 11 CHALCHAYOTES (CD: MEXIKA "Live") 02:41 Info
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  12. 12 YOPALQUILIZTLI (CD: MEXIKA "Live") 08:26 Info
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  13. 13 VAMO AYELI (CD: MEXIKA "Live") 03:49 Info
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  14. 14 CURANDERO (CD: Curandero) 02:05 Info
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  15. 15 EL NACIMIENTO DE LA PRINCESA (from "Curandero" CD) 04:23 Info
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  16. 16 EK B'ALAM (CD: Ek Balam) 06:14 Info
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  17. 17 LA NOCHE DESCONOCIDA (CD: Ek Balam) 02:08 Info
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  18. 18 EL JAGUAR DESPERTADO (CD: Ek Balam) 03:52 Info
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  19. 19 HACIA LA LUZ (CD: El Dia de Los Muertos) 05:18 Info
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  20. 20 IN TLALTICPAC (CD: El Dia De Los Muertos) 03:18 Info
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  21. 21 REGRESO AL MICTLAN (CD: El Dia de Los Muertos) 05:08 Info
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  22. 22 CALAVERAS FELICES (CD: El Dia de Los Muertos) 02:11 Info
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MEDITACION AZTECA: CD
  • MEDITACION AZTECA: CD

MEDITACION AZTECA: CD

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Musica sana para relajar, meditar, pensar hasta dormir!!! Sonidos sagrados de flautas Aztecas sobre paisajes electronicos pero espaciosos y bonitos!!!

Meditate, relax, heal, rejuvenate, sleep or just sit and think! Lush spacey electronic background with Aztec flutes playing it!

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MEXIKA "Live at Viento y Agua 2011"
  • MEXIKA "Live at Viento y Agua 2011"
  • MEXIKA "Live at Viento y Agua 2011"

MEXIKA "Live at Viento y Agua 2011"

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MEXIKA "Sounds of Ancient Mexico" Members: Martin Espino - Mexican Wind Instruments & Nazario Segura; Gabriel Castaneda and Erick Barraza: Mexican indigenous percussion such as: Kayumes (timbales de barro), Huehuetl, Stone Xylophones, Rattles, and more We had fun playing at a local place here in Long Beach, CA called Viento y Agua Coffeehouse and when we heard the digital recording they did, we loved it, I took it home and remixed it; the result is this wonderful upbeat CD of indigenous & danza music, without the dancers, lol. So, if you've ever seen what are called Aztec dancers those are the rhythms we're using plus a few original pieces we improvised live. Enjoy this wake up music! This is longest CD at about 65 minutes of high energy, mesmerizing "real" Mexican music!

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CURANDERO (The Healer)
  • CURANDERO (The Healer)
  • CURANDERO (The Healer)
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One of the first recordings of it's kind. Composed and Performed by Martin Espino. Recorded in 1984 and in 1992 later digitally remastered. Tracks 1-6 represent the music of Ancient Mexico, in a large ensemble format. Tracks 7-10 represent music of the Amazon region Tracks 11 and 12 are what I call Intercultural music; using all ancient instruments of the America(s) and some from Africa, to make a what if guess: what would the music sound like if Africans had arrived and the Europeans never came? All instruments with voices only as effects. All natural acoustic indigenous instrument

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"ANCIENT CALIFORNIA": ANCIENT CALFORNIA (2017) by Martin Espino
  • "ANCIENT CALIFORNIA": ANCIENT CALFORNIA (2017) by Martin Espino
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Originally released in 2010, it has just been released after a makeover. Imagine a quiet brook and birds at a hot spring, all recorded "live" in California then ...the soothing sounds of the Ancient Flutes of California enter...the result is a 33.2 minute long "Sound Journey". Ancient California is the name of the CD and the long piece of music that is!!! There are no songs, no breaks, just constant sound, very meditative! The only recording on this subject that we know of. Soon, there will be a page to view liner notes and photos of the instruments!

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EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (available Fall 2017)
  • EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (available Fall 2017)
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Composed and performed by Martin Espino on ALL indigenous Mexican instruments back in 2010. This is definitely one of the very first recordings about The Day of the Dead ever done! I composed my music for this CD out of respect to and love for, my parents, who have passed on. I didn't want to make scary music because it is not what Day of the Dead is about! It is about remembering those who have passed on as they passed to unknown region. So, I thought what would music sound like if heard in this unknown region; in another dimension through the veil of time and space and life and death! So, the music came out very open, huge, ceremonial, maybe a little strange but out of love as I hope all who pass on go somewhere beautiful, calm and painless.

Every CD I do has different instruments on each, I try hard not to repeat the same sounds, instruments and styles. Here you'll hear my jaguar voice instrument, water drums, bass ocarinas, one song that is sung in Nahuatl and whispering in Nahuatl. Many of the instruments made by my hands.

All based on years of scholarly research of my ancestral music! And yes you can meditate and relax to this as well.

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EK BALAM (Black Jaguar)
  • EK BALAM (Black Jaguar)
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BALAM is Mayan for Black Jaguar. This CD is an excursion into Soundscapes in other words, NO melodies or rhythms! The object, just how many sounds can I get from these instruments (all Mexican/Central America) and some instruments were put through a sound processing device. SO, this is a meeting of Acoustic and Electronic. The mood of this recording is heavy and deep, great for meditation and such. SO, the best title for the mood is Black Jaguar. On my CDs I like to release something different from the rest, plus it shows that our instruments are capable of many styles and moods!

By the way, this CD is NOT a recording of one of my groups called EK BALAM but it's a beautiful recording anyway!

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TEPONAZTLI Bamboo Log Drum (made to order)
  • TEPONAZTLI Bamboo Log Drum (made to order)
  • TEPONAZTLI Bamboo Log Drum (made to order)

may vary in size by an inch or so.

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$100.00

Listen to these two instruments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz7VdKtxfHQ Listen here also: https://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/sets/sell-bamboo-teponaztli-demo

I make these beautiful percussion instruments, The designs are of either Mayan or Mexica (Aztec) and are hand engraved, then burned and then they are either designed with my etch and burn technique or they are painted with natural pigment paints, which I make. The instruments emits two tones (vary, but usually m2, M2, m3, M3, rarely P4.

A pair of rubber tipped sticks are included, and can extras can be ordered separately.

Once these are sold, I make a few more, they can also custom ordered with designs you request.

Shipping charges apply, tell me where you live so I can assess your shipping!

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Contact me for international shipping BEFORE ordering!

ESPANOL: mandame de donde radicas para deteminar su precio de envio, ok? Este instrumento fue hecho por mi. El Teponaztli (Nahuatl) o Tunkul (Maya) es uno de nuestros sagrados y clasicos instrumentos. Teponaztlis de bamboo no son bastante fuerte para acompanar la danza Mexica (azteca). Se necesita un microfono!

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MAYAN "KAYUM" GOURD DRUM (made to order)
  • MAYAN "KAYUM" GOURD DRUM (made to order)
  • MAYAN "KAYUM" GOURD DRUM (made to order)
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$85.00

ONLY 2 LEFT....This are MAYAN style drums. LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/sell-kayum-1

https://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/sell-kayum-2

They come with a small striking stick as well. They are played with hands, hand & sticks or just stick. The sounds are amazing, great to record and sample!!! These wonderful drums are small but actually sound low. They have a sound much like an African Djembe. In ancient times, the Mayans mostly made them from clay. The skin is a thin but durable goat skin stretched and glued to keep it's tuning. Avoid direct sun or high heat. MADE TO ORDER: the color may differ. The designs are from Ancient Mexico. I also painted them with the natural pigment, that I made as well. The paints are Yellow Ochre, Red Ochre, White Chalk and Black Carbon. Designs vary but they are basically "energy symbols". If you want something different, it's considered a "Custom order" and they cost more, so just ask!

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(2) GOURD BASS "OCARINAS"
  • (2) GOURD BASS "OCARINAS"
  • (2) GOURD BASS "OCARINAS"
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$90.00

LISTEN:

GOURD OCARINA - BURNED https://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/sell-gourd-ocarina-burned

GOURD OCARINA - TUBE SHAPE https://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/sell-gourd-tube-ocarina

DESCRIPTION: The Ocarina is a "vessel" flute, as opposed to a cylindrical flute. The sound is very owl-like and has a beautiful rich deep tone. The gourds used were chosen because the high quality of the material. These instruments are beautiful to look at as well and serve as "art pieces".

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BAMBOO BASS OCARINA (made to order)
  • BAMBOO BASS OCARINA (made to order)
  • BAMBOO BASS OCARINA (made to order)
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$75.00

Listen at: http://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/bass-ocarina-2

I make these to order only because the material is not always available. Size and tones are different, usually they are more available at the 4-6 inch size. Larger ones are possible but again, the material is not always available, it's best to write me and ask if a certain is available. Mayan or Mexica (Aztec) designs burned onto the instruments' body. Natural paints made by Martin! PLEASE Contact me for international shipping BEFORE ordering!

ESPANOL: Ocarinas tienen un sonido super sanativo y calmante! Uso disenos Mexicas (azteca) o Maya con pintura natural que yo hice. Tamanos se varian un poco porque es bambu natural. Escuche al instrumento en: http://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/bass-ocarina-2 Si vive fuera de los EU dejame saber en pais vive para estimar el precio de envio.

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RAINSTICK (Snake Gourd) - 4 Available
  • RAINSTICK (Snake Gourd) - 4 Available
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$300.00

Hear this instrument at: https://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/sample-snake-gourd-rainstick

This instruments' sound is more like "real" rain or water than any other rainstick. Believe I've made them from all kinds of material, bamboo the best because of it's sound and durability but "snake gourd" is best, although you have take care of it and NOT drop it, it is delicate but the way I brace the inside and the thinness of the gourd makes for phenomenal sound. For sound healer or musicians the sound is incredible!!! These instruments are also quite loud. I paint them with real Aztec, Mayan and other Mexican culture designs. I can also customize one for you. For that you'll have contact me please.

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BAMBOO QUETZALCOATL FLUTE (made to order)
  • BAMBOO QUETZALCOATL FLUTE (made to order)
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$150.00

Listen at: http://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/quetzalcoatl-flute-demo-1 MADE TO ORDER, ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS, Although I usually am ready way before that. I keep in touch with my customers!

These flutes are hand made by me, me, me, Martin Espino, I've been making instruments from Bamboo and Gourd since 1990. I have made over 50,000 instruments since that time, either or sale, many at school residencies and some private sales, but now here are the big ones I make for myself and now you can have one!!! Generally, they are tuned either D above middle C or Eb, they are pentatonic and produce at least 5, sometimes 7 notes, depending on how they want to act. Pentatonic, for those who don't know is the sound you get when you play on the black keys, or the sound of Native American Flutes. The burned etching on the flute is the sacred figure of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent. They measure about 2 1/2 feet long, and have a fat mellow sound, they do not jump into the next octave, so again, 5 maybe 7 notes, enough to create beautiful sacred sounds of your own! NOTE: I do not always have these in stock as they sell out fast!!! Please allow 2 weeks for delivery, that's if I have to make one for you, otherwise I ship out the same week.

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ESPANOL: Estas flautas son super lindas con sonido agradable, curativa y sanativa!!! Los tonos son redonditos!!! Les puedo mandar un video de leccion tambien, esta flauta esta facil de aprender. Escuchela en: http://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/quetzalcoatl-flute-demo

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MEDIUM BAMBOO FLUTE (made to order)
  • MEDIUM BAMBOO FLUTE (made to order)
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$25.00

Listen at: http://soundcloud.com/martin-espino/medium-bamboo-flute

These flutes are about 8-10 inches long, this is the same flute I make for my Workshops and Residencies with 3rd graders to adults. The paints are made by me, they are natural pigment that every race used in prehistoric times to now! The flutes have a mellow, not high pitched tone. They produce 5 and sometimes 7 tones. The note they are tuned to varies, because I don't make them to play with guitars and pianos, if you want digital tuning then I have to raise the price by $5.00 These flutes are basically made to play solo or with intimate, mellow percussion as in most indigenous music of the Americas! They are tuned to the pentatonic scale (the formation of the sounds of the black notes on the piano)

PRICE within USA includes shipping

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High pitched bird whistles hand made by me, me, me, Martin Espino. I even harvested the bamboo at the river! The sound is manipulated from the large front hole, usually with the palm of the hand, not the fingers. I sell tons of these to kids everywhere!

Price includes shipping within the USA.

Shipping charges will change if outside the USA, CONTACT so, me before ordering!

This WHISTLE is NOT advisable for preschool age kids. The whistle must always be held with two fingers while playing it. Different sounds are achieved by varying breath pressure as well as using long and short breaths. Birds are associated with being closest to the Creator and represent the sacred voices of Mother Earth You may contact me by email to ask further questions!

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"DANZA AZTECA STYLE" Rattles (5 available but also made to order)
  • "DANZA AZTECA STYLE" Rattles (5 available but also made to order)
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$50.00

MADE UPON ORDER: I make these Rattles (Sonajas/Ayacachtli) in the exact style as seen in many ancient Mexican codices They have a hole on top that allows you to remove the feathers when you travel. The rattles are quite loud and although anyone can use them, they are specifically made for danzantes to use in Mexica (Aztec) dance or for sound healing ceremonies! The feathers are pheasant. I made the paints out of natural materials (nopal juice, smashed pigments, water and secret indigenous. These are excellent sonajas!

After this last one is sold, you'll have to place a Special Order to get one, thank you!

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WATER DRUM - Size Medium/ Tamaño Mediano
  • WATER DRUM - Size Medium/ Tamaño Mediano
  • WATER DRUM - Size Medium/ Tamaño Mediano
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$50.00

Yaqui people in Sonora, Mexico have played these WATER DRUMS for 100's of years. They come with a padded striker but not the bowl. These GOURD instruments are painted with natural pigment paints that I create. The designs are of Tepehuano origin. Their sound is deep, resonant and healing!

USA SHIPPING: Let me know where you are to assess your charge. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Contact me for international shipping BEFORE ordering!

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ZUMBADORA "Friction Growling Drum" (made to order)
  • ZUMBADORA "Friction Growling Drum" (made to order)
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$30.00

Please note, that when you purchase one of these instruments, that I have to spend time to make these for you individually, so when you order one you have to wait, at least 3 weeks for me to make it and then mail it; it could sooner tthough. You may contact me by email with your questions. When you spin these instruments they growl!!! it is a friction drum. Sometimes the bodies are made of gourd like this one or of bamboo, it depends on what is available in my workshop or your preference. This is an instrument that was used in ancient Mexico and other countries.

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8" inch  TAMBORES DE AGUA (Yaqui) -   YAQUI WATER DRUMS
  • 8" inch  TAMBORES DE AGUA (Yaqui) -   YAQUI WATER DRUMS
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$50.00

VAKUVAHE are both ceremonial and Performance instruments. Do you sound a lot less deep and loud then my large ones. Although the sound of these is more typical what you hear when you hear that dear dances in Mexico. My larger instruments in mid a lot more free low-frequency So these are very, very folkloric something they sound great just very much like what you hear if you ever hear a recording of a dear Dance or Danza del Venado

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HEALING BAMBOO FLUTES (Aged, treated and blessed)
  • HEALING BAMBOO FLUTES (Aged, treated and blessed)
  • HEALING BAMBOO FLUTES (Aged, treated and blessed)
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$50.00

Estás Flautas fueron hecho de Bambú añejo y recibieron bendiciones de copal. Estás flautas llevan la intención personal de servir como flautas sagradas flautas de sanación. Cada tono es igual en volumen y fuerza !!! Tengo lecciones gratis aquí en el menú bajo "Video Lessons" These flutes are made from aged and treated Bamboo . The intention of these instruments was to serve as sacred and feeling instruments. They receive the blessings of copal incense, that is an incense secret to most indigenous peoples in Mexico. Every note on the lease Flutes is bright and equal in intensity and volume they are all quite loud. Instructions on how to do proper breathing and playing technique are available at my website here under the tab "video lessons"

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GOURD OCARINA/FLUTE
  • GOURD OCARINA/FLUTE
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$150.00

A 5 note "ocarina" attached to a "2 note flute". Easy to play fall same time, gets strange harmonies. Has a round Gourd on top of that produces in eerie high-pitched wind sound!!!

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AVOID SHIPPING COSTS - EVITAR GASTOS DE ENVIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I live in Long Beach, CA (county of Los Angeles), come over and meet me and pick up your instrument!!!

Vivo en Long Beach, CA (condado de Los Angeles) venga a concerme en persona, nos encontramos para recoger su instrumento!!!
All written and musical materials created by Martin Espino (c) & (p) 1984