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Indian Music of Mexico

Various Artists
Indian Music of Mexico

"The Indians of Mexico were conquered by Spaniards in the 16th century and have now been living and mixing with these ‘alien’ people for over 400 years. Because they originally existed in very large numbers, they were not submerged and destroyed as were many of the Indian tribes of the United States, and Indian blood exists in large proportions in the present Mexican population. Indian culture, on the other hand, has largely disappeared..."

Henrietta Yurchenco


"Los pueblos indígenas de México fueron conquistados por los españoles en el siglo XVI y han estado interactuando y mezclándose con estos ‘extranjeros’ por más de 400 años. Dado que originalmente eran pueblos numerosos, no fueron aplastados y destruidos, como fue el destino de muchas tribus indígenas en los Estados Unidos, y la sangre indígena persiste todavía en grandes proporciones en la población mexicana. La cultura indígena, no obstante, en gran medida ha desaparecido..."

Henrietta Yurchenco


Track Listing

101
Tzotzil - Fiesta Music Tzotzil harpist 1:23
102
Tzotzil - Bolonchon Male Tzotzil singers, guitarist, harpist 2:32
103
Tzotzil - Fiesta Song Tzotzil trumpet and reed-flute players, drummer 1:49
104
Tzotzil - Song for Saint Peter The fiscal of the town of Chamula and his wife 1:25
105
Yaqui - Pascola Dance Yaqui harpist, violinists 2:24
106
Yaqui - Pascola Dance Yaqui harpist, violinists 2:07
201
Yaqui - Pascola Dance Yaqui musician simultaneously playing flute and drum 1:54
202
Yaqui - Deer Dance Male Yaqui singers with rasping sticks and water drum 2:24
203
Huichol - Peyote Dance Peyote cult shaman, two male singers, participants 2:24
204
Huichol - Squash Dance Huichol singers, drummer 2:14
205
Seri - Religious Song Male Seri singer 1:15
206
Cora - Harvest Chant Cora shaman with mitote 1:43
207
Cora - Harvest Chant Cora shaman with mitote 1:09

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