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The huiringua, kuiringua, kiringua, quiringua, cuiringua is a percussion instrument of the group of slit drums. It consists of a hollow log with closed ends with a slit along the instrument. The shell becomes the resonating chamber for the sound vibrations created when the slit is struck with a pair of wood mallets.


  • Chamorro, Arturo (1984). Los Instrumentos De Percusión En México. México: Colegio de Michoacán. ISBN 978-968-7230-02-3.
  • INAH (1988). Atlas Cultural de México. Música. México: Grupo Editorial Planeta. ISBN 968-406-121-8.

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