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Chirimía (sometimes chirisuya in Peru[1]) is a Spanish term for a type of oboe. The chirimía is a member of the shawm family of double-reed instruments, introduced to Central and South America in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by the Spanish clergy.[2]


  1. Dale Alan Olsen, Daniel Edward Sheehy () The Garland handbook of Latin American music, Psychology Press, pp. 47–.  ISBN: 978-0-415-96101-1.
  2. Charles McNett. "The Chirimia: a Latin American Shawm". Galpin Society Journal 13 (Jul., 1960).
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