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Jorge Bravo de Rueda

Jorge Bravo de Rueda , was a Peruvian pianist and composer.

He was born in Chancay, Peru. Inspired by the huaynos of Andean music, he composed the internationally popular tune for guitar and pan flutes "Virgenes del Sol" (sometimes erroneously "Virgines del Sol"): possibly the second best-known Peruvian song worldwide after "El Condor Pasa", it was covered by dozens of interpreters, among others Yma Sumac, Los Calchakis, and Los Chacos. As of 2006, the Congress of Peru has a project for a "Universidad Nacional Jorge Bravo de Rueda Querol" named in his honor. He died in the Rimac District of ...

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