Quena Tips From a Professional

Matías Lourenço

An Irreverent Journey

An Irreverent Journey

Writing an article about the history of this generous instrument would be extremely redundant, considering the times we live in: There’s plenty of accurate information offered by professional musicologists and ethnologists on the Internet. That’s why—as a sort of introduction—I’ve decided to tell my own story with the quena, and share how I’ve got to know this instrument. Sixteen years ago, I started this endless journey called music, visiting the most diverse instruments on the way—guitar, double bass, piano, drums—and choosing the electric bass as the main one. I could go back to the day I would never forget, seven...

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