To start the day …. “El Condor Pasa”!!


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~~April 20, 2015~~ 

I always remember this song associated to Simon and Garfunkle. However, there’s a deeper, historical and cultural meaning to this song.

It’s an anthem for an old country. It’s a legacy of a culture.

It’s a beautiful song. This is a beautiful rendition. HortyRex©

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The Song “El Condor Pasa” Celebrated 100 Years in 2013

More than one hundred years ago, the well-known song “El Condor Pasa” was first played in public, according to an article in the prestigious El Comercio newspaper of Lima. This song which is performed daily in almost every tourist restaurant in Cusco that provides shows, as well as in thousands of versions around the world and which is claimed by the other Andean countries as part of their folklore, was composed by Daniel Almía Robles as part of a larger theatrical presentation.

Originally performed by a classical ensemble made up of a cello, bass, flute, trombone, trumpet, clarinet, and percussion, the melody has become a standard of the repertoire for quena, the indigenous notched flute of the Andes.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.cuzcoeats.com/2013/12/the-song-el-condor-pasa-celebrates-100-years-today/

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El Condor Flies in San Sebastian, Cuzco

~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Google Images

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Pan flutist Leo Rojas (full name: Juan Leonardo Santillia Rojas) was born in Ecuador in 1984 and is best known for winning the 2011 season of the German casting show Das Supertalent. Rojas moved to Spain in 2000 and then to Germany, living in Berlin with his Polish wife.

He often performed as a street musician until a passer-by informed him about the casting show. He became a contestant in the show’s fifth season, succeeding to the semi-finals with his rendition of “El Condór Pasa” (best known in a 1970 version by Simon & Garfunkel) and then winning the show with a cover of “Einsamer Hirte,” a hit song written by James Last and performed by Gheorghe Zamfir in 1977.

Rojas’ version of “Einsamer Hirte” was released as a single shortly after the show’s finale (reaching number 48 on the singles charts), followed by his first full-length album, Spirit of the Hawk. The album, which was produced by Dieter Bohlen and reached number two on the German album charts, featured the two above mentioned songs as well as cover versions of compositions such as John Barry’s theme from “Dances with Wolves” and Martin Böttcher’s “Winnetou.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/leo-rojas-mn0000658614/biography

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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~~El Condor Pasa~~

~~Published on Jul 17, 2013~~

Alle Infos und Songs unter:
http://www.leorojas.de

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We ALL are ONE!!

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