TZOTZILES - PSALMS, STORIES & MUSIC

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Label: SUBROSA

Release date: 08/04/2008

Barcode: 2090503092266

Catalog no.: SR0000017

Item ID: 309226

Some 150.000 Tzotziles live in the high plateaus in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, this record is a complete view of all their rituals including the music for the day of the dead, the music
heralding All Saints' Day, the Transfer of the Power, sanctifying rituals, some sad dialogue between Margarita and Antonio (in Maya language), ambiance of the Christmas night and Carnival...and a fragment of speech of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. The Tzotzile religion is a syncretic fusion of Christianity which was imposed on them and their
surviving ancestral Maya beliefs. The traditional Tzotzile orchestra is made up of instruments of their own fabrication: harps, guitars, drums, little fiddles, and water pipes that mimic bird song...

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