Is El Cóndor Pasa the If I Could original?
In 1913, Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles wrote an orchestral work titled “El Cóndor Pasa”. Thanks to American folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel’s 1970 cover “El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could)”, Alomía Robles’ composition became the best-known Peruvian song in the English-speaking world. Although influenced by traditional Andean music, Alomía Robles created and composed the “El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could)” original. However, it took a lawsuit to get his name listed as the song’s co-writer on the Simon & Garfunkel version.Read More