The image caption read “condor and handler.” I’m not sure you can call that guy a handler—the condor could definitely fly away with him! These birds deserve endless respect.
The Andean song “Oh Mighty Condor” appears in this play—sung in Quechua! Originally sans lyrics, this song dates back to the 1700’s. Below are Quechua lyrics that were added later (and their English translation). Since then, Simon and Garfunkel used the music for their song, “El Condor Pasa,” with totally new lyrics.
Yau kuntur llaqtay orgopy tiyaq
wasinchikman chay chiri orgupy,
Oh mighty Condor
owner of the skies, take me home,
up into the Andes. Oh mighty Condor.
I want to go back to my native place
to be with my Inca brothers,
that’s what I miss the most,
Oh mighty Condor.
Wait for me in Cusco, in the main plaza,
so we can take a walk
in Machu-picchu and Huayna-picchu