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Huayno Music Of Peru - Vol. 1 - Various Artists

CAT. #: 320

Price: $15.00

CD 320

Popular music from the Andes. Discos IEMPSA Recordings 1949-1989Music from the Peruvian Andean heritage by popular commercial recording artists who came from the high mountains to Lima in search of better economic opportunities. Edited by John Cohen. Originally released on 45s by Discos IEMPSA 1948-89.

1. Rio De Paria - Jilguero Del Huascaran
2. Chonginada - Romanticos De Sicay
3. Quisiere Olvidarte - Pastorita Huaracina
4. Senior Diputado - El Cholo Chanka
5. Misti Gallo - El Cholo Chanka
6. Carnaval Cristalchay - Conjunto Musical Amaut
7. Neblina Blanca - La Huarincinita
8. Senior Diputado - La Pallasquinta
9. Cholo Orgulloso - La Pallasquinta
10. Vengo Del Prado - Trio Lira Paucina
11. Vaca Ratay - Duo Las Perlas De Huancabalica
12. Urpichally - Conjunto Los Chankas Apurimac
13. Mis Quejas - Conjunto Los Chankas Apurimac
14. Chall Huasch - Conjunto Condemayta De Alomayo
15. Perlas Challay - Trio Amanecer
16. Tostando Cancha - Fabian Ochoa
17. Enganos Del Mundo - Nelly Mumguia
18. Piio Pio - Amanda Portales
19. Inti Sol - Manuel Silva
20. El Hombre - Manuel Silva
21. Adios Caminito - Julia Illanes
22. Licor Malldito - Julia Illanes


“Except for a few cuts on anthologies, this is the first U.S. release of what album editor John Cohen calls the `popular music of the Andean people,' played by the region's `hillbilly musicians.' Like American `country' music, Huayno (pronounced `wino') is the result of the meeting of traditional mountain music with its high-pitched vocals, insistent beat, and breathy flutes - and more commercial, urban sounds, including those of Colonial music from Spain. 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. While many of the album's twenty-two cuts are highly arranged, none exhibits the self-conscious eclecticism of much of today's `new' music. Nor, though the sound is often ethereal and spacey, does this music display the directionlessness of the New Agers. What it does reveal is an emotional intensity, most clearly evident in the high sometimes strident, femaIe vocals and slippery violins, and an exuberence bordering in places on the boisterous, with lots of whooping, clapping and shouting. In short, it is both weird and wonderful. John Cohen's notes place the music in its cultural-social context and point out the distinctions among the various regional Huayno styles. Translations for most of the songs are also included.”

-Mark Greenberg — Sing Out!

“Huayno (pronounced `wino' ) is the everyday music of the Peruvian Andean people. Dating back to the Incas, Huaynos have evolved but keep a particular rhythm (a stressed 1st beat followed by two short beats) tunes cover a broad canvas, instrumentals and songs instruments include fiddle, harp, mandolin, accordion, saxophone, guitar, and lute. Even when the playing is exuberant and accompanied by cries of joys, there remains the profound sadness that is such a distinctive feature of Andean music.”

-Paul Lashmar — Folk Roots