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Music of Guatemala, Vol. 1

Various Artists
Music of Guatemala, Vol. 1

Produced and recorded by Jacques Jangoux.

"The music presented in this album is typical of rural Guatemala. Most of the inhabitants of this area are Indians of Mayan descent, but almost everywhere in the Guatemalan countryside one can also find Ladinos: persons, of whatever descent, who speak Spanish in their homes and have adopted the Ladino way of life, which is mostly Spanish. It is not completely Spanish, however, because both the cultures of rural Guatemala are the result of the confrontation over several centuries of two very different civilizations, the indigenous Mayan, and the Western, introduced by the Spanish in the 16th century. Both cultures have borrowed traits from the other, and this is nowhere more evident than in their music, which is a mixture of European, Indian, and perhaps also African elements..."

Jacques Jangoux


Producido y grabado por Jacques Jangoux.

"La música que se presenta en este álbum es típica de la Guatemala rural. Muchos de los habitantes de esta área son indios descendientes de los Mayas, pero también se pueden encontrar ‘ladinos’ casi en todo el país rural guatemalteco, es decir, personas de diversos orígenes étnicos que hablan castellano en sus casas y han adoptado las costumbres ladinas, principalmente españolas. No completamente, porque ambas culturas de la Guatemala rural son el resultado de una confrontación de varios siglos entre civilizaciones muy diferentes, la Maya y la occidental, introducida por los españoles en el siglo XVI. Ambas culturas han tomado algunos rasgos de la otra, y esto no puede ser más evidente en ningún otro sitio que es su música, que es una mezcla de elementos europeos, indígenas y quizá también africanos..."

Jacques Jangoux

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Track Listing

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Chirimia and Drum Two Quiché Indians 2:33
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102
Chirimia and Drum Two Quiché Indians 1:24
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103
Chirimia and Drum Two Quiché Indians 1:21
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104
Marimba and Clarinet Tzutuzil Indians 2:02
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105
Marimba and Clarinet Chorti Indians 2:31
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106
Chirimia and Drum Tzutuzil Indians 1:34
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107
Chirimia and Drum Tzutuzil Indians 1:40
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108
Small Marimba Tzutuzil Indians 3:33
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109
Whistling Ana Ramirez 2:02
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110
Spanish Children's Song Juan Ramirez 0:54
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111
Spanish Children's Song Juan Ramirez 0:59
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112
Spanish Children's Song Juan Ramirez 0:40
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201
Humming Ana Ramirez 5:03
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202
Marimba Family of Esteban Ramirez including Ana Ramirez and Juan Ramirez 1:06
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203
Marimba Family of Esteban Ramirez including Ana Ramirez and Juan Ramirez 2:22
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204
Marimba Family of Esteban Ramirez including Ana Ramirez and Juan Ramirez 2:03
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205
Marimba Family of Esteban Ramirez including Ana Ramirez and Juan Ramirez 5:10
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206
Los Almendras (Ladino) Family of Esteban Ramirez including Ana Ramirez and Juan Ramirez 1:25
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207
Adios Juanita (Ladino) Family of Esteban Ramirez including Ana Ramirez and Juan Ramirez 2:41
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208
Indian Song Family of Esteban Ramirez including Ana Ramirez and Juan Ramirez 1:49
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209
Indian Song Family of Esteban Ramirez including Ana Ramirez and Juan Ramirez 1:18
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