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The music of Ayacucho

2/3. Lucy Duran presents a series recorded on location in Peru. The programme features a session by Manuelcha Prado and a performance of the classic El Condor Pasa.

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

Music and featured items

  • Duo Ayacucho

    Preserving the Andean tradition.

    Duration: 08:45

  • Music Played

    • Dúo Ayacucho

      Puspo Carnaval

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Quechua

    The original language of the Andes.

    Duration: 10:50

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 05:09

  • Huayno - the music of the Andes

    Including details of the traditional instruments.

    Duration: 10:44

  • Music Played

    • Ccahua Llaccta de Raul Curo Valenzuela

      Coca Quintucha

      • BBC recording on location.
    • Ccahua Llaccta de Raul Curo Valenzuela

      Wallpa Huaccay

      • BBC recording on location.
  • El Condor Pasa

    Musicians from Ayacucho

    Duration: 05:12

  • Music Played

    • Raul Curo Valenzuela

      El Condor Pasa

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Manuelcha Prado

    A visit to his home.

    Duration: 04:15

  • Music Played

    • Manuelcha Prado

      Chiquitucu

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Manuelcha Prado (cont'd)

    Influences from Andean and Spanish music

    Duration: 05:47

  • Music Played

    • Manuelcha Prado

      Lamentos de un Viejo Guitarero

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Protest music of Ayacucho

    It's origins in The Shining Path.

    Duration: 06:31

  • Music Played

    • Manuelcha Prado

      Ofrenda

      • BBC recording on location.

Broadcasts

  • Sat 9 Dec 2006 15:00
  • Sat 20 Oct 2007 15:00

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