Saturday, November 3, 2012

Canto Andino: El Condor Pasa (2009)

Canto Andino perform El Cóndor Pasa (“Flight of the Condor”), a song by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles, which he wrote in 1913 and is itself based on traditional Andean folk tunes. You can also hear a 1972 vocal cover version in Spanish, by Esther Ofarim, of Paul Simon's lyrics (“If I Could”), to Andean music here. There is Simon and Garfunkel’s 1970 version here; and there is, of course, Paul Simon’s version here. Enjoy.