CONDOR PASA, EL

Latest update on 20/12/2016

Artist: Orquesta del Zoologico
Author: trad./Daniel Alomar Robles
Label: Victor
Year: 1917

Houseband of the Lima zoo, Peru. Song from the zarzuela El Condor Pasa, written in 1913 by Peruvian composer Daniel Alomar Robles and based upon a traditional Andes folk tune. The original words in Quechua, the language of the ancient Inca. The play was situated in a mine in Cerro de Pasco (central Peru), Indian miners against their Saxon bosses (Sajones). The condor high above stands for freedom.

Covers:

1917:

Banda del Batallón Gendarmes No. 1 [two days later, also in Lima]

1963:

Incas [arranged by Jorge Milchery]

1965:

Marie Laforet [as La Flute magique and in '66 as Sur le chemin des Andes]

1970:

Simon & Garfunkel [n°1 NL & B using the basic Los Incas track; English lyrics: Paul Simon]

1970:

Julie Felix [as If I Could, top 20 hit UK]

1970:

Gigliola Cinquetti [as Il Condor]

1970:

Jurgen Marcus [as Nur Du]

1970:

Mary Roos [as De Condor Vliegt]

1970:

Zangeres Zonder Naam [as Overzee]

1971:

Michele Richard [as L'Oiseau de feu]

1994:

Dana Winner [as Jij En Ik]

2000:

DJ Shadow [intro You Can't Go Home Again]

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