A Traditional “Huayno” Song
” ‘Valicha’ is a very popular ‘huayno’ song from the town of Cusco in Peru. The huayno is a popular song and it’s danced in this region of Peru. The lyrics tell about a pretty girl named Valicha who is stealing the hearts of young men.”
Traditional Song (Quechua)
Valicha, lisa pasñaqa, Niñaschay deveras
Qosqo urapi ñachu, Niñaschay deveras
Sapanka achawasipis, Niñaschay deveras
Traditional Song (English)
The lovely girl, Valicha
Where are you?
Now, In the lower barrio of Cusco
What are you doing?
In (the city of) Cusco, right over there
What would you do?
In every achawasi*
You are grinding corn
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