Dance of Dawn (Danza del Amanecer in Spanish) is a beautiful instrumental song performed by Uña Ramos, a widely celebrated Andean musician and composer.1
This song is an example of traditional Andean music from the Inca culture, where, like in many cultures descended from the lost civilization of the sun, reverence for the spiritual sun is deeply rooted.
Evidence of a solar religion can be found in various Inca (and pre-Inca) myths and legends, in their symbols, and in the sacred sites they used such as Machu Picchu, or the ruins in the Urubamba Sacred Valley, both of which are aligned to the cycle of the sun. They referred to themselves as the “Children of the Sun” and considered themselves to literally be descendants of the sun, and were known to have been taught by the wisdom bringer Virococha.
This heritage is still reflected in traditional Andean/Inca songs today, many of which have themes and song names that celebrate the sun in some way, such as the one posted below.
More examples of Andean music can be found on the traditional and folk music resources page:
Featured image is a screenshot from the video above.
- “Uña Ramos.” Wikipedia. November 07, 2017. Accessed December 08, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U%C3%B1a_Ramos.