Daniel Alomía Robles was born in Huánuco, Peru on January 3, 1871. Ardent traveler, he visited the most remote areas in the Andes, collecting songs and music being passed on from generation to generation, as well as melodies from the Inca and Colonial periods. He also gathered musical instruments and ceramics from the ancient Peruvian cultures. All of this leads him to create his “Folk Collection”. Several trips took him to Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama and the United States, where he lived in New York from 1919 to 1933. Later on at his return to Peru, he contracts septicemia and dies in Chosica on June 18, 1942. El Condor Pasa is a composition of Andean origin, composed in 1913, based on Incan melodies and dances.