Guardia is a Peruvian charango player and singer.
He was born in Pauza, Parinacochas province, department of Ayacucho, the February 10, 1933. Considered a master of the Ayacucho regional style of traditional Andean music and one of the world's finest charango players,
he has performed and recorded as a solo act and with the group Lira Pausina.
The charango is a small South American stringed
instrument of the lute family, about 66 cm long, traditionally made with the
shell of the back of an armadillo. It typically has 10 strings in five courses of 2 strings each, although other variations exist.
Virgenes del Sol,
Carnaval de Tambobamba,
Flor de Margarita,
Llanto por Llanto. Celebrating 60 years playing charango,
Camino a Potosi,
Hector Soto: Mi Charango,
Cuerdas de Plata.