Machu Picchu, Music: Valicha by Los Incas del Peru. Source:
Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca
site located 8,000 ft above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 50 miles northwest of Cuzco. Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu is one of the most familiar symbols of the Inca Empire.
Valicha is a well known huayno from Cuzco. It was composed by Miguel Angel Hurtado
in honor of Valicha Willca, a very beautiful Incan woman who broke the heart of lots of men in her hometown named Acopia,
Huayno is a genre of popular Andean Music from Peru. It is especially common in Peru and Bolivia. It originated in Peru as a combination of traditional rural folk music and popular urban dance music. High-pitched vocals are accompanied by a variety of instruments, including flute, harp, panpipe, accordion, saxophone, charango, lute, violin, guitar, and mandolin. Some elements of huay˝o originate in the music of the pre-Columbian Andes. Huayno utilizes a distinctive rhythm in which the first beat is stressed and followed by two short beats.