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Voices from the Past
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Yakima Valley Museum
The Poetry and Music of Ancient Mexico
Cindy Williams Gutierrez and musician Gerardo Calderon for a journey to
the spirit of ancient Mexico. Through a live performance of
Aztec-styled poetry and music, this collaborative presentation engages
in a haunting dialogue with "the ones who have gone before." The
presentation features a series of poems written in the mythic voices of
Nahua poet-princes and princesses accompanied by Mexican indigenous
music. Musical virtuoso Calderon performs Mesoamerican rhythms on water
drums, turtle shells and butterfly cocoon rattles, and otherworldly
melodies on clay flutes and wind whistles, to transform Cindy's poems
into the "flower and song" of the ancients. An Inquiring Mind program
made possible through Humanities Washington and the Washington State
Voices from the Past,
a cooperative program between the Yakima Valley Museum, Larson Gallery,
and Allied Arts, presents lecturers and performers addressing topics of
interest to the community. Voices from the Past programs are FREE.
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