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The music of Ayacucho

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 December 2006

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.

Music and featured items

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Duo Ayacucho

    Preserving the Andean tradition.

  • Music Played

  • Quechua

    The original language of the Andes.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Dúo Ayacucho

      Dúo Ayacucho Mi Cahallo y mis Mujeres

      BBC recording on location

  • High in the Andes

    Quechua, the Shining Path terrorists and living in the Andes.

  • Huayno - the music of the Andes

    Including details of the traditional instruments.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ccahua Llaccta de Raul Curo Valenzuela

      Ccahua Llaccta de Raul Curo Valenzuela Coca Quintucha

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Ccahua Llaccta de Raul Curo Valenzuela

      Ccahua Llaccta de Raul Curo Valenzuela Wallpa Huaccay

      BBC recording on location

  • El Condor Pasa

    Musicians from Ayacucho

  • Music Played

    • Image for Raul Curo Valenzuela

      Raul Curo Valenzuela El Condor Pasa

      BBC recording on location

  • Manuelcha Prado

    A visit to his home.

  • Music Played

  • Manuelcha Prado (cont'd)

    Influences from Andean and Spanish music

  • Music Played

    • Image for Manuelcha Prado

      Manuelcha Prado Lamentos de un Viejo Guitarero

      BBC recording on location

  • Protest music of Ayacucho

    It's origins in The Shining Path.

  • Music Played

  • “Duo” Ayacucho

    “Duo” Ayacucho

  • Lucy with the Andean singer Manuelcha Prado at his home in Lima

    Lucy with the Andean singer Manuelcha Prado at his home in Lima

  • Masks of the Chonguinadas, representing the Spanish colonial rulers

    Masks of the Chonguinadas, representing the Spanish colonial rulers

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