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  Huayno Music of Peru
Music from the Peruvian Andean heritage by popular commercial recording artists who came from the high mountains to Lima in search of better economic opportunities.
Like contemporary North American musical hybrids, moreover, the kinds and combinations of instruments are often surprising: harps and harmonicas, mandolins and saxophones, panpipes and accordions, as well as guitars, violins and charangas.
Nor, though the sound is often ethereal and spacey, does this music display the directionlessness of the New Agers.
www.arhoolie.com /titles/320.shtml   (288 words)

  Peru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of Peru, (Spanish: República del Perú), or Peru, is a country in western South America, bordering Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the east, south-east and south, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Peru is rich in cultural anthropology, and is well-known as the cradle of the Inca empire.
Peru is one of only three countries in Latin America whose largest population segment is comprised of unmixed Amerindians - the other two being Bolivia and Guatemala, where almost half of all Peruvians are Amerindian, or 45 percent of the total population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peru   (1058 words)

 Music of Peru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Native Peruvian music is dominated by the national instrument, the charango.
Perhaps the purest expression of Pre-Columbian music is huayno, which is popular throughout Peru, its modern center of innovation, as well as the other Andean countries of Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador.
The music spread from the interior to the coastal towards in the 1950s, supplanting the musica criolla, a mishmash of tango and other Western music and dance forms.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Music_of_Peru   (356 words)

 Music of Peru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peruvian music is a rich amalgamation of sounds and styles drawing on the Peru's Andean roots and Spanish influences.
Andean Native and Mestizo Peruvian music is dominated by the charango, andean drums, quena flutues and zampoñas
The music spread from the interior to the coast in the 1950s, supplanting the musica criolla, a mishmash of tango and other Western music and dance forms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Peru   (859 words)

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This instrument, known as the charango, is the favorite string instrument of southern Peru and Bolivia; it is used as a solo instrument for courtship, as an accompaniment to singing, and as a member of larger ensembles that often include kena flutes, violins, guitars, drums, and other native and Spanish-derived sound makers.
Physical and musical differences are noticable from Píura and Ancash in the north, Canta and Junín in the central region, to Ayacucho and Cuzco in the south.
This lake is also at the center of the largest dispersion of the siku in Peru; although Lima, the capital of Peru, is rapidly replacing this area as the center of Peruvian siku activity because of the large number of migrants from the altiplano.
otto.cmr.fsu.edu /~cma/andes.htm   (1376 words)

 Music of Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The is the origin of the dance music which has become popular in Bolivia and elsewhere in Latin America.
The music spread from the interior the coastal towards in the 1950s supplanting the musica criolla a mishmash tango and other Western music and dance
Music and dance of Indians and Mestizos in an Andean valley of Peru
www.freeglossary.com /Music_of_Peru   (384 words)

 Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peru (Spanish: República del Perú) is a country in western South America, bordering Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the east, south-east and south, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Until 2002, Peru was divided into 24 departments (departamentos), and many people still use this term when referring to today's regions, although it is now obsolete.
Peru is one of only three countries in the Americas where indigenous people constitute the majority of the population — the other two being Bolivia and Guatemala — where almost half of all Peruvians are Amerindian, or 45 percent of the total population.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/P/Peru.htm   (1027 words)

 Peru : Music & Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Music and dance are fundamental to the very fabric of Peru, a fact to which the country's innumerable colorful festivals will attest.
There is evidence of music in Peru dating back 10,000 years, and each region has its own distinct sounds and dance.
Marinera music in Lima is performed by guitar and cajón, while a marching band is de rigeur in the north.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=814&catID=0814020556   (938 words)

 Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peru (Spanish Perú) is a country in western South America, bordering with Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the east, south-east and south, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Peru declared its independence from Spain on July 28, 1821.
Peru is located in Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/peru   (358 words)

The CD includes music for the Pina Pinculu (4-hole notched, vertical flute), Chunchu music on the Pitu (6-hole transverse flute), music of the Canchis Sipas-Panpipes (7 pipes, double rows), chants and narrative at ceremony for the marking of llamas, songs from Q'eros (1960s - 1980s), and music from the village of Colla.
The music includes festival dances, pilgrimage music, carnival songs, agricultural music, instrumental music and secular songs; traditional music of the colca valley: ritual music, marriage music, funeral music, agricultural music, festival dances, and festival music.
Among the twenty-two compositions are music of festival dances, songs accompanied by a variety of instruments, and Christmas carols sung by children.
www.cdemusic.org /store/cde_search.cfm?keywords=perucds   (587 words)

 Guide to Latin Music
In the late 1960s musical influences outside of Brazil like Rock were having their influence upon Brazilian music and musicians, who, while remaining faithful to Brazilian rhythms and styles, were happy to experiment with new styles and instrumentation.
The bachata is a more romantic, slower dance music that has been popularized in recent years by rising star Juan Luis Guerra, who has added more sophistication and innovation to both the lyrics and arrangements of his merengues and bachatas.
Flamenco music in the southern region of Andalucia.
www.caravanmusic.com /GuideLatinMusic.htm   (3632 words)

 Latin American Music Styles
That is why broadcasters in Northern Peru, during the war against Ecuador a couple of years ago, did not curtail their usual programs of Ecuadorian pasillos.
A large chunk of present-day Peru had in fact been under Ecuadorian rule for more than one hundred years until the area was declared Peruvian soil in 1941.
To start it off there is an ID in Quichua followed by a music cut, at the end of which the signal faded down.
home.swipnet.se /gersnaes/henriks/lamusic.html   (2065 words)

 American Visions: Peru Negro: coastal music and dance in Peru - includes a poem by Nicomedes Santa Cruz
On the beaches of Peru, there is a lost tradition living in the voices and the feet of the descendants of slaves.
Peru Negro is known for its meticulous reconstruction of traditional lyrics, intricate choreography and high performance standards.
Peru Negro's eponymous album is the definitive collection of its classic works, but the group continues to write and record.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1546/is_n3_v12/ai_19508859   (1517 words)

 South American Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While there is a long tradition of musical heritage in the Andes, today's music is influenced by the Native South Americans, the Spanish, and Africans brought to the area as slaves.
The music's African influence is evident in the rhythms.
Salsa music is more popular on the coasts of Peru and is also the number one type of music in other South American countries although it is typically thought of as a Cuban form.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/music/south_america.shtml   (538 words)

 Peru --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Except for the Lake Titicaca basin in the southeast, its borders lie in sparsely populated zones.
In 2004 Peru exemplified a classic case of a less-developed country where the macro-level economic picture was bright but day-to-day political life posed enormous problems for its president, Alejandro Toledo.
The Republic of Peru is a land of contrasts: high mountains, dense rain forests, and barren deserts are all found in close proximity.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9108535?tocId=9108535   (923 words)

 Calabash Music :: Global CDs - Peru Negro : Jolgorio *   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peru Negro is a Peruvian music and dance troupe, whose repertoire blends West African rhythms with urban folk tunes and, on certain selections, Spanish guitar melodies.
On JOLGORIO, Peru Negro explores the music of Peru through a mix of both new and traditional repertoire.^Pieces such as "Carnaval Negro" and "Negrito" celebrate the Afro-Peruvian culture.
For this piece, Peru Negro combines sophisticated, well-structured hand drumming with the sounds of happy revelers and the exaltations of various singers.
www.buymusichere.net /rel/v2_viewupc.php?storenr=117&upc=73857290352&affnr=10   (182 words)

 Authority Tools for Audiovisual and Music Catalogers: An Annotated List of Useful Resources
This means that if a musical artist has also appeared in a motion picture, then their entry on the All Music site will have a link to their entry on the All Movie site (and vice versa).
Musical examples are relatively rare, and the while the coverage includes stylistic considerations of the composer's or performer's output, there is typically little musical analysis.
Its coverage of art music composers such as William Grant Still and Howard Swanson, jazz musicians, and gospel musicians is admirably broad, although the coverage of jazz is limited to major figures.
ublib.buffalo.edu /libraries/units/cts/olac/capc/authtools.html   (15794 words)

 Fragil - Peruvian Prog like Yes - "EER-MUSIC.com aka Eclectic Earwig Reviews Music and More for You!"
They have 5 albums to date and this, their latest is a live recording with orchestra.
The music, though not terribly original, is very melodic and well performed.
The music is uplifting and not overly complex.
www.eer-music.com /EER_MUSIC_REVIEWS_03/Fragil.html   (170 words)

 Peruvian Music Selction
The music was recorded in June and July 1968 and was originally released in 1972.Some songs feature only two flutes playing together all the way to a 15 piece brass band playing festival music.
Her music is mostly made up of traditional lando, festejo, and vals that come out of the Afro-Peruvian tradition, punctuated by the music's signatory box-shaped cajon drum as well as congas, acoustic guitar and piano.
Peru: Quechua Music from Lake Titicaca Lake Titicaca is the mythic centerpiece of Incan civilization.The rich musical traditions that are hidden in the Andes have existed for many centuries and have only within the last 20 years made their way down onto the mainland, and have almost never been exported.
socrates.berkeley.edu /~dolorier/amazon/peruvianmusic.html   (1885 words)

 Music and Instruments of Peru
Peru’s festivals blend the rites of the Catholic Church with those dating back much further—to Inca times or further back, with the veneration of Pacha Mama, "Mother Earth." In Cuzco the ancient celebration known as Fiesta del Sol, "Festival of the Sun," continues to celebrate the sun in the manner of original peoples.
It has elements of poetry, music, and dance, and is primarily rural dance music.
Today traditional Peruvian music can be heard on CDs and on the streets of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and cities in other parts of the world, as street musicians from Peru entertain crowds of entranced listeners.
www.sbgmusic.com /html/teacher/reference/cultures/peru.html   (579 words)

 Teaching Spanish Through Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Peruvian Musical Corner - "The Spaniards brought and spread in Perú beautiful and original Christmas Carols, with the generic name of "Villancicos".
Music of Bolivia - A large collection of Bolivian music in Real Audio and Media Player formats.
The lyrics are provided for many of these and, in many cases, a sound file with a short excerpt from the song as well.
www.caslt.org /research/musicsp.htm   (542 words)

 Peru Travel Guide - Peru Music
The old Peruvian musical traditions are those of the Amerindians of the Andes.
Its music is very well-known outside the country through the characteristic panpipes of poncho-clad folklore groups.
However, there's more rhythms and popular music found here deserve a lot more recognition, including chica and huayno, still relatively unknown abroad, as well as the distinct coastal tradition of Afro-Peruvian music, rooted in fl slaves brought to work in the mines.
www.justperu.org /peru/peru-music.asp   (207 words)

 Andean Music,Musica Andina,El Condor Pasa,Bolivia,Colombia,Peru,Argentina,Ecuador,Venezuela,Paraguay,Chile
I hope you'll be inspired to look further into the music and other sociocultural facets of the Andes region and South America in general.
Ironically, it was inspired by the explorer voyages of the 15th century, which had sad dire consequences for indigenous populations of the day.
If you'd like to buy this music in full CD stereo, you can search for artists, titles, and regions on BarnesandNoble, Amazon, eBay, on general search engines, and of course at stores in your locality in the International Music section.
www.boleadora.com /andes.htm   (580 words)

 Recording review: Music of Peru: Smithsonian Folkways   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the conquest of this area by the Spanish, the combination of the foreign Catholic rites, religious heroes, and symbolism with that of the local population made for the development of a new culture.
This album combines music from the most important festivals of this region, the Catholic festivals celebrated by the town residents and mestizos, and the Octave celebrated eight days later mostly by the indigenous people.
But the music and sounds of the dancers alone can evoke the life and times of these people, the children laughing, the comments of the audience and the best efforts of the band are all captured.
www.rootsworld.com /reviews/peru5.html   (321 words)

 Peruvian music travel guide - Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Their music is best known outside these countries through the characteristic panpipes of poncho-clad folklore groups.
The dominant areas of Andean culture are Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, the countries with the largest indigenous Amerindian populations in South America.
Andean people tend to identify themselves by the specific place they come from: in music, the villages have different ways of making and tuning instruments and composing tunes, in the same way as they have distinctive weaving designs, ways of dressing or wearing their hats.
www.nbportal.com /peru/pod_dep-c63414.html   (501 words)

 VirtualPeru.net: music and dance
This kind of music, famous for the use of the panflutes, is indeed typical Peruvian, although it is common all over the Andes and can be heard in Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile as well.
This music used to be very popular in the coastal city of Chincha, Ica, where many fl Peruvians live.
A popular variation of Afro-Peruvian music is the alcatraz, where one male dancer carrying a burning candle attempts to light a paper flag tucked into the back of his female partner.
www.virtualperu.net /peru_musica.html   (451 words)

Pese al gran dominio escénico y musical de los artistas argentinos, no todo fue perfecto en el recital.
En ese momento no importó nada, ni la larga espera, ni las molestias por el mal sonido escuchado durante la apertura musical del grupo guayaquileño de rock (pasadas las 19h30), ni nada.
Björk utilizará el instrumento "Reactable" que es uno de uno de los instrumentos musicales más revolucionarios de la última década y fue fabricado por los investigadores del Grupo de Tecnología Musical de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona.
perumusic.blogspot.com   (1514 words)

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