January 8, 2016 | By Rich McKie

World Cafe: Andean Music

For this episode of Latin Roots from World Cafe, Catalina Maria Johnson discusses the importance and influence of Andean music, both old and new. We’ll hear the song that inspired Paul Simon’s “El Condor Pasa” with the classic sound of Peruvian pipes and more. Hear the complete segment above and check out the Andean Music Spotify Playlist for more.


  • “El Condor Pasa (If I Could)” by Simon & Garfunkel from Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • “El Condor Pasa” by Los Incas from El Condor Pasa
  • “Condor” by Masilva from Condor
  • “Sanacion” by Nicola Cruz from Prender el Alma

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