The Pipil Indians of El Salvador

The Pipil Indians of El Salvador

Various Artists FW04244 / FE 4244

Produced and recorded by David Blair Stiffler.

"The Pipils are descendants of the Aztecs of Mexico and today are the last pure-blooded Indians living in the country of El Salvador. Aside from the Pipils there are few remnant groups of the Lenca, Pokoman, Chorti and Ulva who live throughout the country....In this album some representation of the Pipil culture as well as the latinized traditional, Salvadorean folk melodies, that have their roots in the Indian and Spanish religious ceremonies will be presented..."

David Blair Stiffler

Producido y grabado por David Blair Stiffler.

"Los Pipil son descendientes de los Aztecas mexicanos y son hoy por hoy los últimos indígenas de sangre pura que viven en El Salvador. Aparte de los Pipil todavía existen unos pocos grupos remanentes de las tribus Lenca, Pokoman, Chorti y Ulva que viven a lo largo del país.... En este álbum se presentan algunas tradiciones de la cultura Pipil, así como melodías folclóricas tradicionales salvadoreñas cuyas raíces se encuentran tanto en ceremonias religiosas indígenas como en las españolas..."

David Blair Stiffler

Year Released 1983
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1983 Folkways Records

Genre(s) American Indian; World
Country(s) El Salvador
Culture Group(s) American Indian
Instrument(s) Accordion; Guitar; Jawbone (Musical instrument); Marimba
Subject(s) Celebrations; Dance; Historiantes (Dance); Holiday; Instrumental music; Occupational; Radio programs; Religious; Songs; Supernatural; Weddings; World music

Download Liner Notes

101 El Torito pinto Participants at the celebration of The Cofradia de la Virgen de Concepcion in Izalco 4:40
102 El Carbonera Pancho Lara 1:51
103 El Zipitio Pipil musicians 4:41
104 Los Historiantes: Part 1 Pipil musicians 3:13
105 Los Historiantes: Part 2 Pipil musicians 2:05
106 Radio Spots Radios played in buses going and coming to the villages 0:46
107 Accordion Music in Pipil Language Francisco Tepas 2:57
201 Pipil Polka Francisco Tepas 1:46
202 Accordion of Francisco Tepas Francisco Tepas 0:25
203 Mi duele - It Pains Me Francisco Tepas 2:32
204 Son Nahuat Francisco Tepas 1:09
205 Kanka la wituna Francisco Tepas 1:30
206 Dos Campadres Pedro and Jose Musto 3:48
207 El Barrenar Pedro and Jose Musto 3:20
208 Jawbone and Marimba Music Pedro and Jose Musto with Sylvester Xijache 3:19
209 Chant for the "Paseo de Niño" for the Cofradias Sylvester Xijache 1:52
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