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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
- This pressing likely dates close to the original U.S. release
- Has gatefold sleeve with Japanese notes inside
- English notes on the back
- Gold and blue labels
- This release is a reissue
- Recording History has more reissue details
- Recorded in 1953
- Few reissues of this album were made since it was soon paired with Yma Sumac's first album, Voice of the Xtabay when it was reissued in 12" LP format in 1955
- Remained a part of that album to this day
- Only album to feature Moisés Vivanco's picture on the cover
- Credited to Moisés Vivanco and His Peruvians
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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- K'arawi (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:15
- Cumbe-Maita (Hernán Braña, Moisés Vivanco) - 3:04
- Wak'ai (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:28
- Incacho (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:25
- Chuncho (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:36
- Llulla Mak'ta (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:25
- Malaya! (Moisés Vivanco) - 3:25
- Ripui (Moisés Vivanco) - 2:58
total play time (approx): 24:36