El Condor Pasa is a Peruvian Zarzuela (musical play) written in 1913 by Daniel Alomia Robles. The song with English lyrics, “I rather be” sang by Simon & Garfunkel was released in an album Bridge Over Troubled Water in 1970.
From that time, more than 4,000 versions of the melody and 300 sets of lyrics have been produced around the world.
The song is about freedom. The song is about personal freedom, religious freedom and political freedom. It is also a song about strength. After a half century, this powerful song with its profound message is still relevant today.
Aloha -- Cathi