El Condor Pasa is an original Peruvian Folklore (song) popularized by Simon & Garfunkel in 1970 “If I could” is the best-known Peruvian song from the zarzuela El Cóndor Pasa composed by Daniel Alomía Robles in 1913 *1. From 2004 this piece is a Cultural Heritage of Peru from 2004: This theme is considered the second National Anthem of Peru. The Condor flies in both the Americas connecting all natives races.
The best ever live version with flute expressed in this musical interpretation by Peruvian musician Alexandro Querevalú with a native Indian flute called Quena and traditional Andes regalias (poncho) is felt deep within the soul.
Alexandro was born in Lima, Peru, to a humble but hard·working family. The oldest son of the family, he dreamed of helping his family financially. With this in mind, he emigrated to Poland at the age of 18. He plays a wide variety of wind instruments, such as the Quena, Quenacho, Antara or Zampona among others Andean and Native American flutes. He has a large repertoire, including The Last of the Mohicans, El Condor Pasa, and many other favorites. His live performances dressed in different Native American regalias are truly breathtaking.
Alexandro Querevalú is a brilliant performer, one of the best of his kind, and the one whose popularity has spread more than that of any other performer by means of social networks worldwide to the United States, Europe, Asia, the Arab countries and Australia. This is due to the unique way that he plays these indigenous instruments of both North and South America. The versatility, the eloquence, the sadness and the happiness which he expresses in his musical interpretations are felt deep within the soul, which is why he himself says “this song makes me cry”.