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Iquitos, Huancayo and Lake Titicaca

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 December 2006

Lucy Duran presents a series recorded on location in Peru.

3/3. She records musicians on the banks of the Amazon in Iquitos and travels to the remote Andean town of Huancayo, famed for its massed saxophone orchestras. Also featured is the real sound of Peruvian panpipes with a group from Lake Titicaca.

Jose Paima (kena); Valentin Paima (maracas); Luis Miguel Paima (snare drum); Elviz da Silva (bass drum)

Javier Isuiza (voice); Javier Isuiza Jr. (guitar); Pedro Isuiza (cajon)

Picaflor de los Andes: Un Pasajero en tu Camino
album: The Real Music of Peru
Globestyle Records CDORBD 064
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/

All music except Picaflor de los Andes was recorded on location in Peru by James Birtwistle for BBC Radio 3, August & September 2006

Music and featured items

22 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Iquitos in the Amazon region

    Introducing Iquitos music.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Unidentified Amazonian group

      Unidentified Amazonian group Traditional piece

      BBC recording on location

  • Amazonian tunes

    Including a demonstration of the Kena flute.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Grupo de Selva Alegre de Iquitos

      Grupo de Selva Alegre de Iquitos Movido Tipico

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Grupo de Selva Alegre de Iquitos

      Grupo de Selva Alegre de Iquitos Chimaichi

      BBC recording on location

  • The status of Amazonian music

    The preference for Colombian and Cuban music.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Unknown group in Iquitos

      Unknown group in Iquitos Fast Cumbia

      BBC recording on location

  • Javier Isuiza

    Iquitos musician.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Javier Isuiza

      Javier Isuiza Las frutas de mi vecina

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Javier Isuiza

      Javier Isuiza Ayay Mama

      BBC recording on location

  • In the high Andes

    En route to Huancayo

  • Music Played

  • Cocharcas

    A Peruvian marching band

  • Music Played

    • Image for Huracan de Huancayo

      Huracan de Huancayo Chonguinada

      BBC recording on location

  • Alicia Maguina

    The style of the Mantaro valley.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Alicia Maguina with Orquesta Semblanza Huanca

      Alicia Maguina with Orquesta Semblanza Huanca Adoracion a la virgin de Cocharcas

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Orquesta Semblanza Huanca

      Orquesta Semblanza Huanca Falsia/Caminito de Huancayo

      BBC recording on location

  • Puno Youth Association Panpipe Orchestra

    Andean panpipe music of Lake Titicaca.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Puno Youth Association Panpipe Orchestra

      Puno Youth Association Panpipe Orchestra Casarasiri

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Puno Youth Association Panpipe Orchestra

      Puno Youth Association Panpipe Orchestra Chiriwanos

      BBC recording on location

  • Summing up the music of Peru

    From the Andes, the Amazon and the coast.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Puno Youth Association Panpipe Orchestra

      Puno Youth Association Panpipe Orchestra Mama Vicenta

      BBC recording on location

  • In the high Andes

    In the high Andes

  • Orquesta Semblanza Huanca, at the Cocharcas Festival in Huancayo

    Orquesta Semblanza Huanca, at the Cocharcas Festival in Huancayo

  • The annual festival for the Virgin of Cocharcas, Huancayo province

    The annual festival for the Virgin of Cocharcas, Huancayo province

  • Members of the Puno Youth Association panpipe group

    Members of the Puno Youth Association panpipe group

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