ALWA means “dawn” in the language of the Aymará, a pre-Columbian culture that extended through Peru, Bolivia northern Chile and northwestern Argentina. The work begins with a musical invocation of the Aymará culture by means of simple themes in pentatonic scales, which in the two following sections will be further developed in the rhythms of this ancient culture. First is the rhythm of the baguala, a style characteristic of northern Argentina; it is a howl of loneliness or a protest against one’s destiny or condition. Later, a carnavalito (joyous dance) with a modified rhythm. This work is not a re-creation of the pre-Hispanic music in South America, but rather a modern development of old roots which, through the expressive and technical resources of the noble instrument that is the harp, give a current vision of a past still little known.