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Peru: Music of the Indigenous Communities of Cuzco

Various Artists
Peru: Music of the Indigenous Communities of Cuzco

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.

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

Track Listing

101
Papa Hallmay n/a 1:52
102
Papa Asllay n/a 2:21
103
Papa Ch'utay Angelino Quispe Sallo 2:22
104
Tinkuy Carnival 1 Fidel Wisa Hach'u, Carlos Wisa 5:01
105
Puka chaki wallata Fidel Wisa Hach'u, Carlos Wisa 1:37
106
Puka chaki wallata Fidel Wisa Hach'u, Carlos Wisa 4:02
107
Añu ñiwu de lawata Fidel Wisa Hach'u, Carlos Wisa 3:39
108
Tinkuy Carnival 2 Fidel Wisa Hach'u, Carlos Wisa 3:07
109
Tinkuy Carnival 3 Fidel Wisa Hach'u, Carlos Wisa 4:23
110
Kacharpari y Diana n/a 5:38
111
Languilayo qochachapi Sonia Mamani, Victor Mamani Pucho 3:08
112
Cruzata punchitu n/a 2:55
113
Linda gaviotita Severino Pineda Aragón 3:12
114
Q'ellabamba campanitay Galoperas of Canas Group 3:26
115
Danza Q'anchi de Canas Severino Pineda Aragón, Victor Mamani Pucho, Victor Callo Roque 2:46
116
Punch'ay qhashwa Severino Pineda Aragón 2:25
117
Tupay chita kasarachiy Felipa Portugal Huella, Victor Mamani Pucho, Victor Callo Roque 4:24
118
Toqroyoq plazapi Felipa Portugal Huella, Victor Callo Roque 2:42
119
Tuytunki, tuytunki Felipa Portugal Huella, Victor Mamani Pucho 3:26
120
Descanso q'asay Severino Pineda Aragón 2:23
121
Kasarakuy mallkiyuq Severino Pineda Aragón, Felipa Portugal Huella 2:00
122
Chita mamalla Severino Pineda Aragón and son 1:53
123
Tupay sabaru juygo Severino Pineda Aragón 2:34

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