Softcover. Good. Group of five booklets, each a compilation of huayno songs (lyrics only). Approximately 250 pages in all. None dated, probably 1960s. Two with no publication information; the other three published in Lima, Peru. None located in OCLC. Some staining and/or chipping to covers, general handling wear. Titles: 1) Pallas quinita, La Novia de Ancash; 2) Huaynos, Los Mensajeros Folkloricos de la Provincia Aija (Narciso Martinez G., Lima); 3) Alba del Ande, Revelacion del 68. Voz y Alma del Cantar Huanca; 4) Huaynisimo, Revista Cancionero de Bolsillo (Editorial Litografica America S.a., Lima); 5) La Voz del Huaynos, Princesita de Yungay (Editorial Mercurio S.A., Lima). Huayno is one of the most popular music and dance genres in the Peruvian and Bolivian. It originated in precolonial Peru and is often described as a fusion of Inca and Spanish influences. It is practiced by a variety of ethnic groups, including the Quechua and Aymara people, and has also spread to Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador. Because of its wide dissemination, huayno exhibits great diversity in musical characteristics and cultural context. Generally, high-pitched vocals are accompanied by a variety of instruments, including quena (flute), harp, siku (panpipe), accordion, saxophone, charango, lute, violin, guitar, and mandolin. Couples perform various figures but do not touch; individuals may carry bright woven bands or, among mestizos, handkerchiefs, or a couple may each grasp ends of a handkerchief. According to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the genre as a whole “has enormous symbolic importance as both a cultural expression and a factor in the construction of an Andean cultural identity.”.