The talking landscape in La Tirana festivity is diverse. The religious dances have been introducing, step by step, new instruments that enrich the scenario. By the end of the 19th century, the wind instruments, built from Andean reed, were part of the religious groups. Then, a kind of flute called ‘pito’ was introduced. A ‘pito’ was made from a piece of pipe with a mouthpiece or a cleave to place the lips when playing it. The flute player was called ‘pitero.´ When the first ‘Diablada’ dance appeared during the 50’s, the brass instruments were included in the festivity. Plus, brass drums and snare drums become a traditional sound in all the festivities across the Chilean Norte Grande. Music bands are an essential part in Tarapacá’s festivity and daily life.
Therefore, the talking landscape of the festivity of La Tirana is well defined and characterized by the Brass Bands that play day and night, transforming the town of La Tirana into a talking spot in the region. Noises and sounds together make us realize that the town is celebrating a party, and curiously, what calls people’s attention is the silence, one of the main characters of the Pampa.