Valicha Lyrics in Quechua
Valicha lisay pañahuay
niña chaydevera maypiñay tinkunki
qosqota, ura, tchañaman
niña chaydevera paqtata; suashian
niña chaydevera imataq ruhanqa
niña chaydevera valicha ruahanqa
niña chatdevera sonqota suanqa
Paucartambo puskay challay
ima munayta muñanqui
ima munayta muñaypan
warmi sonqojta suanqui.
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 huayño 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.