Video of gringo singing Chimaychi in Quechua language goes viral in Peru

S adly, most Peruvians don´t really appreciate Quechua language but luckily this doesn´t stop some foreigners in Peru of learning and studying the language. Although still the second language of Peru, every time fewer people speak it. In 2007 the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) calculated that 13.21% of Peru´s population spoke Quechua, referring to 3.262.137 people.

A week ago, a video of Swiss-British resident ´Carlitos´ (real name unknown unfortunately at the time of publishing) singing in Quechua language went viral. This video was recorded in a local community of the province of Pomabamba in the Ancash region. In the video ´Carlitos´ is heard singing a chimaychi, a variant of huayno in Quechua language, which is appreciated by the local villagers. Miguel Flores, maker of the video states that ´Carlitos´ is researching Quechua poetry in songs.

The video that was posted on Facebook is almost shared 3,000 times and generated only positive reactions. Jovino Javier Gonzales Chavarria said: ¨Excellent, this is an example of a stranger who is not ashamed to sing in Quechua, when we leave our land we (often) forget to speak our original language. What a pity.¨ Adelmo Escudero said on Facebook:  ¨The accent does not matter, what matters is the desire and the identification with the land that one day welcomed him¨. Macario Castillo Moreno believed that: ¨This gringo sings in Quechua Pomanambino but well, we really feel proud of our Province, being a European he did with his heart

The chimaychi is a musical genre that finds its ancestral roots in the old centre of Vilcabamba, belonging to to the district of Casca, province of Mariscal Luzuriaga, Ancash. This variant of huayno is widely accepted among the inhabitants of the provinces of Sihuas, Pomabamba and Mariscal Luzuriaga.

Swiss-British resident ´Carlitos´singing chimaychi

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

*

Huaraz bodybuilder to participate in Joe Weider´s Mr. Olympia Amateur, Spain

Willian Cáceres Tarazona from Huaraz will represent Peru at Mr. Olympia Amateur in Alicante, Spain during the fourth edition of […]

Alianza Lima suffers shock defeat in Huaraz against Sport Rosario

An efficient performance by Huaraz-based club Sport Rosario saw the Auriazules overcome a lacklustre Alianza Lima 3-2 at Rosas Pampa […]

Alisa Clamen after completing Santa Cruz Trek: “It felt like I completed something Jesse couldn’t”

Jesse Galganov´s mother Alisa Clamen looked incredibly tired when the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph met her yesterday morning for […]

Jesse´s father keeps his promise and heads to the Santa Cruz Trek

Though one day delayed, at six o´clock sharp this morning, Todd Galganov left Huaraz by private car heading for the […]

Thirty-five people got killed in traffic accidents in Ancash between January and April

In just four months there were already 235 reported traffic accidents in the Ancash region, killing 35 people and more […]

Hotel San Sebastian and 13 Búhos gain spots in newest edition of Rough Guides

Although most travellers nowadays carry tablets, smart phones and even laptops to gather their tourist information while exploring a foreign […]

Without a budget, the Peruvian Army and Police Force start a massive four-day search for Jesse Galganov next week

There are anxious days ahead for Todd Galganov who is getting everything done to prepare for what appears to be […]

A troubled father who deserves the compassion of a city

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Todd Galganov, Jesse´s father for the first time. A […]

Todd Galganov eager to meet either Canadian PM or President Trump in order to find Jesse

Between April 13 and 14, the eighth edition of the Summit of the Americas will be held at Lima, Peru […]

Todd Galganov in tears during dramatic press conference; ¨where is my son¨?

Jesse Galganov, the now 23-year-old backpacker from Montreal, Canada, has been missing for 180 days and sadly, so far there […]

An average of almost two Peruvians per day go missing in Peru; never to be found

On the 8th of February during his television programme Beto a Saber, Peruvian journalist Beto Ortiz shared some  incredibly worrying […]

Trio of female mountaineers to share their experiences in the Cultural Centre

This 17th of February three female mountaineers (Flor Cuenca, Tana Mejía and Malú Espinoza) will share their experiences with amateur […]

Local tourism operator worried about unexpected closure of Hatun Machay

Rosario Pilar Obregón Domínguez´ reign at Hatun Machay keeps worrying local tourism operators. The psychologist from Huaraz was granted by […]

Money or true animal love? ´Rightful owner´ of Wendy claims Steve-O stole his dog

Percy Poma Loli, a 44-year-old businessman from Huaraz caught the attention of the national press claiming that his dog named […]

Lima Airlines becomes seventh national airline operating in Peru; Huaraz not on destination list

Six airlines control the domestic Peruvian air market and now a seventh operator enlists its next entry. Last Saturday, Lima […]

Jesse Galganov´s reward increased up to S/ 100.000 (30.000 U$ approx.)

The return to Peru for Alisa Clamen couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. She was supposed to arrive […]

Update: Search for Jesse Galganov continued, mother on her way to Huaraz

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed by Gideon Harari from Israel, specialised in intelligence services and investigation, that the search for […]

Unasam inaugurates museum that will exhibit research of its archeology students

With the presence of the main regional and local authorities, the National University Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo (Unasam) inaugurated a […]