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)
Roxsana Consuelo Ambicho Mays, was born in the beautiful city of Huanuco,
Peru, the birthplace of Daniel Alomías Robles. Roxsana today is one of the
voices privileged Peruvian folklore that, based on his extraordinary gifts as an
interpreter, promises to become a musical ambassador of Peru at the
The antara is a panpipe of only one
tier of pipes of cane of different lengths, which expresses each one a
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.
The siku (Quechua) or zampoña
(Spanish), is a traditional Andean panpipe.
The quena is the traditional flute of
the Andes. Usually made of bamboo, it has 6 finger holes and one thumb
hole and is open on both ends.
The kenacho is a flute, also without mouthpiece, similar to the
quena but bigger.
The pezuna is an instrument made of goat hoofs tied together.
The aykhori is a big recorder made of reed. The smallest pipe is used to send the breath into the mouthpiece.
The tarka is a wooden flute, appeared after the conquest.
The pinkillo is a post-colombean recorder made of reed.
The rondador is a set of chorded
bamboo panpipes that produces two tones simultaneously.
The bombo is a kind of bass drum used
in traditional music in Spain, Portugal and South America.
The cajón is a kind of box drum played
by slapping the front face (generally thin plywood) with the hands. The
cajón is the most widely used Afro-Peruvian musical instrument in the