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MUSIC from the ANDES...and nearby regions  Español
Photo: Paige Stasney - Girl plays at an improvised soccer goal in a settlement near Vicco, Peru (~4100m/13500 ft above sea level)

I've been collecting music from the Andean Cordillera during college and for years afterward. Please e-mail any corrections or comments. There is a wide - and growing - variety of examples here. I hope you'll be inspired to look further into the music and other sociocultural facets of the Andes region and South America in general. Be sure to check your local listings for live performances of this music. CDs are also available - James Duncan, Santa Cruz, California, USA

If you can help with more information on the artists, titles, and record numbers, be sure to e-mail me.

Plus...MORE SONGS with notes by Paul Farren of the London group,  ACHALAY. This is wonderful hand picked music from Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru, Uruguay and Colombia.

Music Files - the Andes and more (all play as AAC)
Cueca: La Huerfana Virginia - Bolivia
Alejandro Camara - charango master
Fabiana Claure - live piano concert
Adios Me Dijo Mi Negro - Grupo Feminino Bolivia
Kuna Taquiraki - Soñar no es pecado
Llorando Se Fue - Machu Picchu
Gloria - Takillakkta
Jacha Uru - Las Valijas
Manchay Puyto - Ayopaya Manta
Icaisa - Grupo Icaisa
Zariri - Yawar Inka
Tu Boda - Grupo Feminino Bolivia
Por Ti - Agrupacion Raymi Bolivia
Niño Bonancita - Bolivian villancico - Bonanza
Hortensia - Machu Picchu
Coplas Americana - Canto Popular
Aguita de Putina - Los Uros del Titicaca
Ojos Azules - Los Uros del Titicaca
Atahuallpa - K'ala Marka

Atahuallpa - live in La Paz, Bolivia (YouTube)
Atahuallpa (1497-1533) was the last Inca Empire leader (Sapa Inca). He was executed by the Spanish under Pizarro on August 29. The empire declined after his death. This is why an ominous ring in the middle of the tune.
Voz aymara (Kantu) - Illimani

Paloma - Arpay

Despedida de kacharpaya - Kimsataki

Banda De Frontera - Alberto Kuselman

Saya de amor - Trujillo Manta

Samay - Echoes of Incas

El regreso sabor a Pachamama - Grupo Bonanza

Grupo Bonanza - Bolivia
Los Pobres Tambien Somos Felices - Los Aukish
Sube A Nacer Conmigo - Los Calchakis
Zumamp - Los Calchakis
Palomitayqa - Dolly Principe
Kay Mayu - Qary Bastidas
Contigo Sera Mi Corazon - Maya Andina
Gritaré Tu Nombre - Karal
Baila Morena - Pueblo Andina 
Quintucha - Runas 
Chiquitina - Signos 
A Don Ata - Dolly Principe 
El Caso Wayanay - Chopkjas 
Luna Bonita - Marcela Morelo  
Rumisonqo - Betty Lafuente 
Mamitay - Teo Rios 

Older (pre-90s) - "Oldies"  (as compared to new Andean music) 

Pollerita  - Bolivia//Los Chacos
If you find this classic disc, buy it without hesitation. It's called "El Condor Pasa - La Flute Magique avec Los Chacos" and every piece is great. Barclay was a French label; this LP was released in 1969.

Los diez mandamientos del matrimonio - Bolivia/Los Incas

Una Luz en los Andes - Bolivia//Ronald Soliz y grupo Kjashwa

Agnus Dei - Misa Criolla - Argentina/Ariel Ramirez

Gloria - Misa Criolla - Argentina/Ariel Ramirez

Danza del Altiplano - Bolivia//David Burgess, Guitar

Dueña de mi se' - Bolivia//Aymuray/Carlos Rene Crespo

Rumbo al Socavón - Bolivia//morenada/Zulma Yugar

Quiero Yo Bailar - Bolivia//morenada/Conjunto Los Rupay 1:52

Embrujo Andino - Conjunto Los Rupay 1:54

La Paloma - Chile//Los Folkloristas (Mexico) 2:12

Una Paloma - Bolivia/trad/ vocal masculino  2:03

Llamerada - Bolivia/ danza del altiplano//Los Calchakis

Vamonos - Bolivia//Aymuray/Carlos Rene Crespo

Tata Quillacas - Bolivia//Los Yuras  Buy CD

Yo Ya Me Estoy Yendo - Bolivia//Los Yuras Buy CD

Ankatuma - Bolivia//Los Yuras Buy CD

Caballito Blanco - Bolivia//Los Yuras Buy CD

Tema de la Mina - Bolivia//Los Yuras Buy CD

Huayra Muyhoj - Argentina//Los Calchakis

Campanas del Olvido - Colombia//Los Chacos

El Rio Blanqueno - Colombia//Los Guacharacos

Escogio mi Corazon - Ecuador//Aymuray/Carlos Rene Crespo

Andean 1 - Peru//Dr. Raúl García Zárate, vocal con guitarra

Tinkuna - Eddy Navia//Cumbre(The Summit)/Sukay Records

Daniela Soledad - Eddy Navia//'En Charango' CD

Soncoyman - Peru/Ecuador yaravi//Sergio Cuevas. sólo de arpa

Sicuris - Bolivia//Los Chacos

La Boliviana - Bolivia-N. Argentina//Los Chacos

El Tarapaca -  Argentina//Los Chacos

Munahuanqui - Peru//Los Chacos

Negrita - Argentina//Los Chacos

Borrachito Ladron - Bolivia//Los Chacos

Indiecito Dormido -  N. Argentina//Los Chacos

El Condor Pasa -  Peru//Los Chacos
Daniel Alomia Robles - "El Condor Pasa" en el año 1913. Más Información.

Bayon de Madrid - Paraguay/orquidea//Sergio Cuevas. sólo de arpa

'Viva Cochabamba - (sicuri) - Bolivia//K'jarkas

Kunatakiraki - Bolivia/huayno//Sukay

Totoras - Pachacamac

Bailando Con Los Sikuris - Los Ruphay

Koli Pankarita - Bolivia//cantado en aymara//Zulma Yugar

Rosa Carmin - Savia Andina
Es una cueca de Néstor Olmos y el conjunto que la interpreta es Savia Andina. Los instrumentos utilizados son: guitarra, harango, quenas y percusión (básicamente bombo)

Chirihuayrita - Bolivia//Savia Andina

Hoy te Pido Que Me Olvides - Ecuador//Sukay

Morenita - Bolivia//Amaru

Ronda de la Ceiba Ecuatoriana - Rafael Manriquez

Unaimanta - Bolivia/Ukamau

Imillita' - Bolivia//Awatiñas

Hanacpachap Cussicuinin - Thought to be the first multi-voiced music composed in the New World, this simple but intriguing piece is found in a collection of sacred music compiled in 1631, but was likely written some years earlier...more Lyrics

Canción de Bolivia  - unknown  

Aguinaldo Jibaro - Harp Fusion, University of Arizona, USA

Me Querido Potosi - "My Beloved Potosi" - Bolivia//Enriqueta Ulloa - Buy CD

Dalia Morada - Enriqueta Ulloa - Buy CD

Paloma Del Alma Mia - Ana Cristina Cespedes - Buy CD

De Regreso - Emma Junaro - Buy CD

Añoranzas - Grupo Bolivia - Buy CD

Bartolino Sisaman - Luzmila Carpio - Buy CD

Senora Su Hija - Los Kjarkas - Buy CD



Music Files - nearby regions or similar styles
These may also be interesting to Andes region music lovers

No volveremos a vagar - John Williams

Rodrigo Martinez Villancico from Cancionero de Palacio (from DrDunc Renaissance)

Ecuadoran Tune Played in Ragtime

Barlovento - Venezuela//Los Caracas - Lyrics

El Gavilán  - Venezuela//live performance/
música llanera/vocal/harp/ensemble -

La Gota Fria (vallenato)- Colombia//Carlos Vives - Lyrics

Rodrigo Martinez - vocal 1:39

Folia - based on Rodrigo Martinez tune

Passacaille - a pretty French passacaglia sung in Spanish

La púrpura de la rosa (The Blood of the Rose) - First staged in 1659 in Peru, this is the New World's first known opera composition. The brief clip is from the music by Torrejón y Velasco.  More info about this early opera is available by searching on the Internet.  There are occasional contemporary performances. CD More info

Spanish Tarantela - the Spanish influence - Lucas Ruiz de Ribavaz

Oy comamos y bebamos - Juan del Encina - Nashville Early Music Ensemble

Branle gai - the French influence - Pierre Attaingnant (c. 1494 - 1551)

Que dises, mei bon fraire - the Spanish influence- old song from French Provence 

Ayo visto lo mappamundi - Italian Renaissance
("I've seen the map of the world") The tune has an atmosphere and styling not unlike some Andes tunes. Ironically, it was inspired by the explorer voyages of the 15th century, which had sad dire consequences for indigenous populations of the day.

Song  - it does have harp and flutes, but this song has nothing to do with the other music except that it's extremely pretty - my favorite example of European operatic singing. Our Boleadora visitors have broad tastes. Recorded from a long out of print vinyl LP.

Kak za Donom za rekoy  This isn't Andean either but is a sample of the music on my Russian folk and dance music website RICHKA.COM. Be sure to check it out!

If you like this site and its music, please put a link on your website. Please do not link just the individual music selections.  

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