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Inca Taqui

catalog no: LZE 5005
Unusual Japanese release in gatefold sleeve. English labels and back liner notes; inner sleeve contains notes in Japanese. The Capitol logo is slightly different but otherwise the cover looks much like the more common U.S. release.

A review is available. The Tiki logo is not on the actual artwork.

Capitol Records - Monophonic - ca.1953 Japan   10" LP

Historical notes
Liner Notes
Down from the towering Andes comes the exotic music of an ancient civilization, sung by a fabulous Princess of its people.  The lovely singer is YMA SUMAC and her music is INCA TAQUI, Chants of the Incans.

For three thousand years music has played a vital role in every activity of Inca life, and musicians have been the most honored members of the Inca community.  Yma Sumac brings to the outside world the fullness and beauty of her people's spirit, singing traditional chants in a voice of magnificent range and emotional power.  The language of the chants is K'eshwa, still spoken today by twenty million South Americans.

Moisés VIVANCO is an eminent authority on ancient music; he has drawn carefully upon native Incan melodies and rhythms in composing and direction the selections for this unique album.

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      side one

    1. K'arawi    (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:15
    2. Cumbe-Maita    (Hernán Braña, Moisés Vivanco) - 3:04
    3. Wak'ai    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:28
    4. Incacho    (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:25

      side two

    1. Chuncho    (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:36
    2. Llulla Mak'ta    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:25
    3. Malaya!    (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:25
    4. Ripui    (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:58
    5. total play time (approx): 24:36

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