According to Music Africa Awake reporter:
The flute is the oldest of all instruments that produce pitched sounds (not just rhythms),and was originally made from wood, stone,clay or hollow reeds like bamboo. Modern flutes are made of silver, gold or platinum.
A flute is a musical instrument that produces sound when a stream of air is directed against the edge of holes, causing the air within the body of the empty instrument to vibrate.
In that short introduction of a flute, its an object that has a lot of holes but can produce magical melodies if worked on.
The flute is a family of a musical instrument in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones.
A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, flautist, flutist or, less commonly, fluter or flutenist.
Flutes are the earliest extant musical instruments. A number of flutes dating to about 43,000 to 35,000 years ago have been found in the Swabian Alb region of Germany. These flutes demonstrate that a developed musical tradition existed from the earliest period of modern human presence in Europe. Flutes, including the famous Bansuri, have been an integral part of Indian classical music since 1500 BC. A major deity of Hinduism, Krishna, has been associated with the flute.