El Condor Pasa is a
typical Inca dance, based on authentic Incan folk melodies. Around 1916,
Peruvian composer Daniel Alomia Robles notated this popular traditional
melody and used it as the basis for an instrumental suite. The English
Lyrics, 'If I could, I surely would' words, are by Paul Simon
(Simon & Garfunkel)!
Jose Placido Domingo (Spain, 1941) is a world-renowned operatic tenor, known for his versatile and strong voice, possessing a ringing and dramatic tone throughout its range. He is considered to be a talented and hard working musician: in March of 2008, he debuted in his 126th on-stage role. In addition to the 126 roles in his official repertoire, he has also recorded four others, giving Domingo more roles than any other tenor.
El Condor Pasa by
Los Incas (Urubamba)-1963,
BZN, European version,
Los Pasteles Verdes,
Simon & Garfunkel,