The ocarina is a wind musical instrument that can be traced back to over 10,000 years. Historical existence of this simple instrument are found in Central and South American and Asian cultures.
In Japan, ocarina is known as "tsuchibue" (earthen flute) meaning the instrument is made of clay.
An ocarina from Columbia
The Legend of Zelda series, by Nintendo systems helped popularized ocarina music by using them for their theme songs.
I have 2 ocarinas. My level of playing is still at the very beginning stage. I hope to be able to learn some Christmas carols so I can play duet with our granddaughter.
Aloha -- Cathi