Xavier Quijas Yxayotl – Mayan Ancestral Music: Healing Music for Mother Earth
aaamusic | On 28, Feb 2011
The latest in what Xavier Quijas Yxayotl has to offer the world, ‘Mayan Ancestral Music: Healing Music for Mother Earth’ is like taking a journey back to an ancient world long since forgotten by time. The album features the beautiful and enchanting Mayan flute and drums accompanied by natural sounds like the flow of a river creating an aura of peace, calm and tranquillity as suggested by the album title. It’s awe inspiring how through the means of a modern medium this incredible artist has been able to keep the spirit, history and the heritage of such an ancient and noble people alive through the preservation of such a beautiful and enchanting form of music. As he is quoted to say in the album sleeve which he has designed himself “When I play my instruments I honour them with recognition, playing their instruments, those that were left behind. Through my music I feel I am fulfilling their prophecy, returning the sound back to the people of our ancestors, ancient music for a new generation…”
It was a honestly a pleasurable experience and honour to have had the privilege to hear what this fascinating and majestic music had to offer.
Author: Ahmed Pandor