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The Five Suns of Mexico

by Gloria Arjona

Pre-Hispanic music, Oaxacan "Sones", Polka-Style Corridos, sung in various indigenous languages (Zapotec, Nahuatl, Tarasco), and Spanish. Based in the work of keynote author Carlos Fuentes, this is a music and words journey through the history of Mexico.
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1. Netzahualcoyotl's Lament
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2. La LLorona
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3. Male Betulia
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4. El feo
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5. Sor Juana's Vignette
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6. Las mañanitas a Hidalgo
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7. La Sandunga
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8. La Martiniana
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9. Medley Revolution: La Cucaracha /La Valentina /La Adelita
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10. Canción mixteca
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11. Conclusions
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This album is inspired in the work of keynote Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes. The name "The Five Suns of Mexico" is a reference to the ancient Mexican accounts on the origins of Creation. According to them, the human era, represented by the Sun, had been created and destroyed four times or "Suns" before the present times, which is the Fifth Sun. Carlos Fuentes parallels these different periods of creation and destruction, with the most important periods in the history of Mexico: the Pre-Hispanic era, the Spanish Conquest, the Colonial Times, the Independence, and the Mexican Revolution. This album, briefly describes each one of this historical periods, and incorporates original and traditional music related to each one of those periods. Different music styles and indigenous languages, besides Spanish, are incorporated during this historical and geographical journey. All this, enriched by the Native American sounds of Martín Espino.



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musical survey
This is a fascinating journey through Mexico's history and music. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Latin American culture.


A complete overview of Mexico's history!
From the Aztecs to those Mexicans who live in the diaspora, The Five Suns of Mexico explores the most important period in Mexican history. The short narrations that precedes each song helps the listener to identify the historical moment that is recreated with music. This is a varied album that incorporates songs in Mexican indigenous languages (besides Spanish), like Nahuatl, Tarasco, Zapotec. This album truly mirrors the puerility of cultures that exist in Mexico. Highly recommended!


impressive album
My heart was really impressed by the style of the music and the mellifluous sound. When I listened to the trials, I felt myself in a totally different world, ancient, mysterious and vicissitudinous. After I listened to the whole version, I can't appreciate more the masterpiece Dr. Arjona has ever created.