Lucy Duran presents a series recorded on location in Peru.
2/3. She explores the music of Ayacucho, the remote Andean region which bore the brunt of the Shining Path terrorist attacks throughout the 1980s and 90s.
The programme features a session by Manuelcha Prado, a performance of the classic El Condor Pasa on the unique Peruvian harp, and songs from Puspo, a singer who already has 17 children at the age of 22.
The Duo Ayacucho is Raul Gomez (guitar/vocals) and Freddie Gomez (charango/kena) with Puspo on vocals.
Raul Curo Valenzuela (harp); Paolo Lopez (violin); Anthony Ortiz (scissors)
All music was recorded on location in Peru by James Birtwistle for BBC Radio 3, August & September 2006.