Back in 1973, I walked into a small store in San Francisco that had masks, spears, bows and arrows and an interesting bamboo instrument. I saw the price of $90 on the item and was totally surprised and I burst out asking why it was so much. The little man in the little store said it was a real head-hunters calling device. I asked him how it worked and he said one blew it like a trumpet. I tried, but got no sound. Then I blew it across as a flute and he jumped up and down saying, "That’s it! That's it!" I made my own and realized he was right all along. One can blow it like a trumpet for greater volume to be heard from a long distance. It resembles the sound of a conk shell.
Tradition had it in New Guinea that the Kua-Kumba flute reminded the tribe of a bird who came with a message. I too, am reminded of a message by a symbol of a bird, the dove, the Holy Spirit, who has guided me and brought me peace and truth and the desire to do something positive in my days.
Thus, we are using the Kua-Kumba flute as a fund raiser to help fund the feeding of 243 children with disabilities in the northern mountains of Nicaragua. For every Natural Kua-Kumba Flute I sell, we can bring a large bag of food and household supplies to a child. With the Starry Night model we can bring 2 large bags.
This instrument is recommended to be played and enjoyed in a drum circle, or used in recordings.
As this is a fund raiser the Kua-Kumba flute will not be able to be returned.
Thanks, Erik the Flutemaker
Erik the Flutemaker
14701 SW 18th Court
Davie, FL 33325