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Modern Maya: The Indian Music of Chiapas, Mexico - Vol. 2

Various Artists
Modern Maya: The Indian Music of Chiapas, Mexico - Vol. 2

"The music of the indigenous people of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas reflects many varied influences, past and present. These people are subsistence farmers, with shepherding, cattle raising, hunting and handicrafts as secondary occupations. The four languages spoken here—Tzoztil, Tzeltal, Chol, and Tojolabal—:all share their basic Mayan roots with both Aztec and Spanish borrowings. Ritual, social, and religious expression are viewed as one concept by these people..."

Richard Anderson


"La música de los pueblos indígenas del estado mexicano de Chiapas refleja una gran variedad de influencias pasadas y presentes. Estos son pueblos de agricultores de subsistencia, para quienes el pastoreo, la cría de ganado, la cacería y la artesanía son ocupaciones secundarias. En esta región se hablan cuatro lenguas indígenas:Tzoztil, Tzeltal, Chol, y Tojolabal, todas ellas comparten unas raíces comunes mayas y toman elementos prestados del azteca [náhuatl] y el español. Para estas gentes lo ritual, lo social y lo religioso son expresiones de un único concepto..."

Richard Anderson


Track Listing

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Metontic Christmas Metontic musicians, singers 3:50
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Chalchiuitan Carnival Carnival musicians, singers 0:54
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San Bartolo Venustiano Carranza (Fiesta de San Bartolo) Carranza festival musicians 3:57
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San Bartolo Venustiano Carranza (Fiesta de San Bartolo) Carranza festival musicians 4:31
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Huistan (Fiesta De Miguel) Huistan drummers, flutist 7:22
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Tenejapa,Majosic Carnival Majosic festival musicians 1:39
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Tenango Violinist, guitarist 7:03
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Petalcingo (Fiesta de Ascencion) Instrumental group from Petalcingo 2:41
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Tila, Fiesta De Santa Lucia (Christmas) Chola musicians 6:15
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Guacitepec Guacitepec musicians, flutist, mandolin player 1:31
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