Kingdom of the Sun: Peru’s Inca Heritage

We picked this up to add to the international section of the record collection. It’s mostly instrumental and makes for great background music.

Peruvian music has Andean, Spanish, and African roots. In pre-Hispanic times, musical expressions varied widely in each region; the quena and the tinya were two common instruments. Spaniards introduced new instruments, such as the guitar and the harp, which led to the development of crossbred instruments like the charango. African contributions to Peruvian music include its rhythms and the cajón.


Kingdom of the Sun: Peru’s Inca Heritage

Various Artists

Side One

Adios, Pueblo de Ayacucho
Mauca Zapotoyke
Carritio Pasajerito
Panpipe Ensemble
Carnaval Ayacuchano

Side Two

Toccto Pachhape
Flute Solo from Apurimac
Suqullay Yamanyawy
Torallay Toro
Procession at Pisac

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