I picked up this strange Peruvian album in a charity shop in Brighton a couple of weeks ago. I can't find anything on the internet about the orchestra, but some of the songs on the album are Huaynos which are :
the result of the meeting of traditional mountain music with its high-pitched vocals, insistent beat, and breathy flutes - and more commercial, urban sounds, including those of Colonial music from Spain. Like contemporary North American musical hybrids, moreover, the kinds and combinations of instruments are often surprising: harps and harmonicas, mandolins and saxophones, panpipes and accordions, as well as guitars, violins and charangas.Tracklisting:Mark Greenberg — Sing Out!
http://www.arhoolie.com/titles/320.shtmlTo my ears, this is some strange stuff with its weird blend of Andean and western instruments and its melancholy sound.
1. ZAMPOÑA DE ORO: Sicuri
2. KQENCHA MOZA: Huayno
3. JOYITA PUNEÑA: Huayno - Pandillero
4. LA PARADITA: Marinera Puneña
5. FANTASIA PANDILLERA: Huayno
6. CARNAVAL DE ICHO: Danza Costumbrista
7. LINDA SERRANITA: Huayno Pandillero
8. LLAMERADA: Danza
9. IMILLlTA: Huayno
10 LA TRADICIONAL: Marinera Puneña
Director: Cástor Vera Solano
Get the zip over here.