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

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

Various Artists FW04379 / FE 4379

"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


Year Released 1977
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1977 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Indian; World
Country(s) Mexico
Culture Group(s) Maya
Instrument(s) Bells; Drum; Flute; Guitar; Harp; Mandolin; Trumpet; Violin; Vocals
Subject(s) American Indian
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101 Metontic Christmas Metontic musicians, singers 3:50
102 Chalchiuitan Carnival Carnival musicians, singers 0:54
103 San Bartolo Venustiano Carranza (Fiesta de San Bartolo) Carranza festival musicians 3:57
104 San Bartolo Venustiano Carranza (Fiesta de San Bartolo) Carranza festival musicians 4:31
105 Huistan (Fiesta De Miguel) Huistan drummers, flutist 7:22
201 Tenejapa,Majosic Carnival Majosic festival musicians 1:39
202 Tenango Violinist, guitarist 7:03
203 Petalcingo (Fiesta de Ascencion) Instrumental group from Petalcingo 2:41
204 Tila, Fiesta De Santa Lucia (Christmas) Chola musicians 6:15
205 Guacitepec Guacitepec musicians, flutist, mandolin player 1:31
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