Music of Peru

Music of Peru

produced by Harry Tschopik, 1915-1956 (Folkways Records, 1950), 25 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music

Before the arrival of the Spaniards in Peru during the sixteenth century, the Aymara Indians had a rich musical tradition of flutes, whistles, and panpipes. However, the conquistadors introduced a new element to this music when they brought the stringed instrument to the Andean region. This collection of Peruvian folk music showcases a well cultivated musical tradition and the adaptation of European instruments to suit the needs of the colonized as demonstrated by the charango – a smaller mandolin with traditional Aymara tuning.

Content Type
Music recording
25 mins
Sub Genre
Instrumental, Song, American Indian
Folkways Records
Harry Tschopik, 1915-1956
Release Date
World Music, Music & Performing Arts, South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe, Peru
Keywords and Translated Subjects
América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe

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