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Peru Mountain Music
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Music of religious festivals is one of the richest and most important types of musical expression in the Andes. These 1989 recordings from the Peruvian Archives of Tradi-tional Andean Music present lively music of the reli... more »
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Music of religious festivals is one of the richest and most important types of musical expression in the Andes. These 1989 recordings from the Peruvian Archives of Tradi-tional Andean Music present lively music of the religious festivals in the Cusco region. Devotees perform with flutes and drums, harps and violins, accordions, brass bands, and voices. Filled with the sounds of celebration and the fervor of the religious occasions, the performances present Andean music in its contemporary religious setting. 26 tracks. "Puts you in touch with the real thing." ?Tucson Citizen
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For the Ethnomusicologist, not the casual "World Music fan"
Cuvtixo | Arlington, MA USA | 02/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Most of the songs were recorded in mountain villages in 1964. I was hoping for more music from dedicated musicians. There are a couple of songs copied from 45s bought in an Indian market in Lima, but even these are very rough and raw. Perhaps there's material here for a Moby of Peruvian music, but its not for the average consumer's ears. One "Song of Marraige," sung by a young girl, was included on the Voyager spacecraft as one the of the "Sounds of Earth." The lyric in the linear note translates it as a bitter, but humorous, complaint of a girl who is tricked into attending her own wedding."