Well one interesting story I picked during my travels in South America recently was from the guesthouse owner I stayed at in Puno on the shores of lake Titicaca. He was pretty good at playing the guitar and was very passionate about music in general.
I tried not to laugh when he told me punk rock originated from Peru in the sixties. Then he played me a tune by a band called Los Saicos that made me think, kinda sounds like punk?
What do you think? Any experts out there?