The music of Ayacucho

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.

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1 hour

Last on

Sat 20 Oct 2007 15:00

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