Xochimoki: Land of the Feathered Serpent
  • Xochimoki: Land of the Feathered Serpent
  • Xochimoki: Land of the Feathered Serpent

Xochimoki: Land of the Feathered Serpent

Music performed on ancient Aztek and Mayan instruments.
$14.95
Music performed on ancient Aztek and Mayan instruments.

Xochimoki: Land of the Feathered Serpent
66 minutes, 22 tracks (2004)

Xochimoki's new CD, "Land of the Feathered Serpent" has over an hour of music performed on ancient Aztek and Mayan instruments. It has been compiled from the best of our recordings in the 1980's, previously only available on cassette. It also includes music that was created for an animated film by Patricia Amlin entitled "Popol Vuh - The Creation Myth of the Maya" (1990) that has aired many times on PBS. All of the music has been re-edited and digitally remastered, and some here-to-fore unreleased music is also part of this release.

The CD, booklet, and covers are illustrated with original artwork based on pre-Columbian motifs. The highly informative booklet is in both English and Spanish, and includes a Nahuatl and Mayan glossary of terms .

Titles of various tracks on the CD refer to ancient Mayan ceremonial centers, sacred Aztek volcanoes, cosmologies and cultural traditions of the native peoples of Mesoamerica. The music was inspired through the living experience of connection to these cultural/spiritual roots.


Samples of the Tracks:

 

01: Pochtekatl (Traveling Merchant)

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Pochtekatl (traveling merchant)

1:46

In ancient Mesoamerica the pochtekatl were carriers not only of trade goods, but the tranmitters and cross-pollinators of cultural traditions. This music evokes the journey of the  pochtekatl. Performed with tlapitzalli and teponaztlis. Recorded by Bob Farwell, Berkely, CA (1986)

 

02 Naui Ollin (1st Movement)

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Naui Ollin (1st Movement)

(2 - 5 )  7:25

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03: Naui Ollin (2nd Movement)

04 Naui Ollin (3rd Movement)

05 Naui Ollin (4th Movement)

06 Popokatepetl

07 Ollin Mekatl (1st Movement)

08 Ollin Mekatl (2nd Movement)

09 Ollin Mekatl (3rd Movement)

10 Ketzalpapalotl

11 Tlahmatini

12 Ketzalkoatl_ Kukulkan

13 Tlachtli.mp3