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Huaynos of the Andes and Afro-Peruvian music

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 December 2006

Lucy Duran presents the first of three programmes recorded on location in Peru.

She begins her journey on the way to the lost city of Machu Picchu and the haunting huaynos of the Andes. Plus she explores the Afro-Peruvian traditions of the Pacific coast including a session with Peru’s most famous singer Susana Baca, and a visit to one of Latin America’s most atmospheric clubs, the Pena Don Porfirio.

Susana Baca (vocals); Sergio Valdez (guitar/backing vocals); Cotito (cajon/backing vocals)

Don Porfirio House Band: Jorge Velasquez (first guitar); Ronald Diaz (second guitar); Alfredo Calderon, Gabriel Hernandez (vocals); Manuel Vasquez, Eduardo Balcazar (cajon); Carlos Hernandez (bongos/cowbell); Wendor Salgado (guitar)

All music, except Chabuca Granda: La Flor de la canela (album: Criollisima
Nuevos Medios NM 15 769 CDD), was recorded on location in Peru by James Birtwistle for BBC Radio 3, August & September 2006

Music and featured items

19 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Travelling to Machu Picchu

    On a train in the Andes.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Familia Pilco: Valeda

      Familia Pilco: Valeda Jerusalem Llaqtaruna

      BBC recording on location

  • El Carmen in the province of Chincha

    A centre of the small Afro-Peruvian

  • Music Played

    • Image for Familia Ballumbrosio

      Familia Ballumbrosio Negro tiere que ser

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Familia Ballumbrosio

      Familia Ballumbrosio Ruperta

      BBC recording on location

  • Familia Ballumbrosio

    The story of Afro-Peruvian music.

  • Music Played

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      Familia Ballumbrosio Atajo de los negretos

      BBC recording on location

  • Susana Baca in Lima

    Andean and African cultures in Peru

  • Music Played

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      Susana Baca Negra Presuntuosa

      BBC recording on location

  • Susana Baca's love for poetry

    A special live recording for World Routes.

  • Music Played

  • Chabuca Granda

    The music of Lima

  • Music Played

  • Pena Don Porfirio

    Home for Lima’s Creole and Coastal music

  • Music Played

    • Image for Don Porfirio House Band

      Don Porfirio House Band Mis Anhelos

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Don Porfirio House Band

      Don Porfirio House Band Marinera Limena

      BBC recording on location

  • The Festejo

    A style of Afro-Peruvian festive dance

  • Music Played

    • Image for Don Porfirio House Band

      Don Porfirio House Band Camote Asao

      BBC recording on location

  • The lost city of Machu Picchu

    The lost city of Machu Picchu

  • The lost city of Machu Picchu

    The lost city of Machu Picchu

  • The beautiful Inca/Colonial city of Cuzco

    The beautiful Inca/Colonial city of Cuzco

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