Psalms, Stories and Music

(Sub Rosa) Used LP $12.00

Rare ritual music, psalms, dialogue and stories of revolt from the last descendants of the Mayan culture recorded in 1989 Thierry Zéno. Music for the Day of the Dead, music heralding All Saints’ Day, the chant of authority changing hands, sanctifying rituals, dialogue in the language of the Maya, field recordings of Christmas night and Carnival and a fragment of speech of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. 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.