Modern Mayan: The Indian Music of Chiapas, Mexico - Vol. 1

Modern Mayan: The Indian Music of Chiapas, Mexico - Vol. 1

Various Artists FW04377 / FE 4377

"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 1975
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1975 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Indian; World
Country(s) Mexico
Instrument(s) Drum; Flute; Trumpet
Subject(s) American Indian; World music
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101 Todos Santos, Chamula Chamula guitarists, young Chamula woman 1:46
102 Trumpet Choir, Carranza Carranza trumpet choir with three trumpets, large and small drum 2:46
103 String Quartet, Carranza Carranza string quartet with two guitars, violin, and harp 3:56
104 String Trio and Vocal, Zinnacantan Zinnacantan string trio, three singers 8:28
105 Tiger Stone Song, Zinnacantan Zinnacantan guitarist, violinist, drummers 0:43
106 Song of Peace, Chalchiuitan Chalchiuitan violinist, guitarist, singers 1:54
107 New Years Prayer, Chalchiuitan Two Chalchiuitan men praying 1:44
108 Drums and Flute, Huistan Three Huistan drummers, flutist 3:06
201 Ladies Dance, Tenejapa Tenejapa violinist, bass guitarist 4:08
202 Catarina Sone, Majosic / Bull Dance, Majosic Majosic musicians, drummers, singers 2:36
203 Kosh, Kosh Avakan Kanan Chi, Tenango Tenango guitarist, violinist, singers 3:56
204 Flute and Drum, Tenango Guacitepec flutist, drummer, mandolin player, guitarist 2:53
205 Majestic, Petalcingo Two Petalcingo guitarists, violinist 3:24
206 Good Friday Service, Tila / Carneval, Tila Two Chol drummers, flutist 3:30
207 Señor de Tila, Tila Two Chol guitarists, violinist 2:22
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