You can call them Kuisi bunsi and kuisi sigi or simply “Gaita”. These ancient flutes from the northern coast of Colombia will make you fall in love with this region and the “gaiteros” stories.

What is a Colombian “Gaita”?

“La Gaita” – Indigenous Flutes

The “gaita” is a wind instrument from Colombia’s Caribbean coast. The body of the Gaitas is made from a dried cactus known as the cardón. The top is sealed with a mass of beeswax and charcoal, and the mouthpiece is traditionally made using a duck feather.