2007/04/18

Mexico - Fiestas of Chiapas and Oaxaca

wonderful disc of traditional music from Nonesuch Explorer series. when i first heard track 1 i thought a plane flew over head when they were recording. but the same sound comes again later in the song - what instrument it is i have no idea... some kind of Mayan Futurism. what follows are a variety of endearing gems - a thousand whispers accompany a candle lit vigil; joyous celebration vibes with children everywhere; sweet dreamy lulabies for when they get tired of dancing to take naps; and of course, a few sad, sad drinking songs that magnificently evoke some heart wrenching, distant woe...

Fiesta!

6 comments:

bb said...

this is a blast. big ups on yr mexico.

jpeatt said...

i just scored an ex-library copy of this on lp. that 1st track is killer, and the sound you're talking about is fireworks going off. threw me for a while too. keeps up the nice work

Anonymous said...

Oaxaca and Chiapas are not Mayan places. Not everything in Mexico is Mayan or Aztec stuff.
There are many more culture in Mexico than those ones.

zhao said...

shows you how much i know... sorry for generalization!

indieground said...

hey there !!!

if you're interested in more folk mexican music, just let me know, ok.

i got some fine material

by the way, you're not supposed to know everything about mexico or any other country, nobody does.

Paul said...

I am interested in more Mexican Folk. I have this record as well and love it! The sound of a plane flying over is fire works I'm pretty sure during a celebration/fiesta. Such beautiful music. There's a compilation containing "Dios Nunca Muerre" that I want to track down but I've only heard of it and don't know the compilations name. I guess this comment might be better posted on @indieground but hopefully they'll see it here.