The songs and music of Ayacucho are the most important expression of the region and an essential element of regional identity. The music of Ayacucho stands out in Peru for its variety, rhythm, melody and literary and interpretative quality. The guitar is a faithful ally of this music, making it easily recognizable with its strumming and tapping.
According to experts, the music of Ayacucho is sad, melancholy, scratchy, and can only be sung from the bottom of the heart. There are no schools that teach to play the guitar or to sing in this manner; you just have to let yourself go and imbue yourself with the feelings of the best musicians.