Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Alva, Felipe

Felipe Pinglo Alva(1899-1936), Peruvian poet, songwriter. In Peru and Latin America, his name is most often associated with the Peruvian vals criollo, which is uniquely Peruvian music. During his lifetime, he was known as a "Bohemian", sickly and frail, and walking with a slight limp. A naturally talent musician. He composed about 300 songs, many of them lost forever or surviving in fragments only.

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