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Peru: Music of the Indigenous Communities of Cuzco CD

Peru: Music of the Indigenous Communities of Cuzco CD

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The city of Cuzco, Peru is home to a number of indigenous peasant communities. Much of their music continues to be associated with fertility rites and to mark agrarian cycles, but the Spanish introduced guitars, mandolins, and other instruments that the indigenous peoples adapted and blended into their ancestral music. The songs are sung in Quechua.

The liner notes, in English and French, provide information about the geography of the region, the history of its inhabitants, local rituals involving music, and especially the musical instruments heard on the recording.

This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being re-released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available again, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track listing

1 Papa Hallmay - 1:52
2 Papa Asllay - 2:21
3 Papa Ch'utay - 2:22
4 Tinkuy Carnival 1 - 5:01
5 Puka chaki wallata - 1:37
6 Puka chaki wallata - 4:02
7 Añu ñiwu de lawata - 3:39
8 Tinkuy Carnival 2 - 3:07
9 Tinkuy Carnival 3 - 4:23
10 Kacharpari y Diana - 5:38
11 Languilayo qochachapi - 3:08
12 Cruzata punchitu - 2:55
13 Linda gaviotita - 3:12
14 Q'ellabamba campanitay - 3:26
15 Danza Q'anchi de Canas - 2:46
16 Punch'ay qhashwa - 2:25
17 Tupay chita kasarachiy - 4:24
18 Toqroyoq plazapi - 2:42
19 Tuytunki, tuytunki - 3:26
20 Descanso q'asay - 2:23
21 Kasarakuy mallkiyuq - 2:00
22 Chita mamalla - 1:53
23 Tupay sabaru juygo - 2:34


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