In what ways does “Raiz Viva” draw listeners into a world of ancient sounds?
In what ways does “Raiz Viva” draw listeners into a world of ancient sounds? What aspects of “Raiz Viva” might prompt us to argue against its representation of the actual sounds of ancient Aztec music?
How does Carlos Chávez link the ancient and modern worlds in Xochipilli? Discuss aspects of the composition and performance including melody, rhythm, instrumentation, and formal structure. What impressions are you left with after listening? To further develop your analysis, read more about the life of Carlos Chávez and offer a short analysis of how he and his contemporaries viewed indigenous arts and what those positions may have meant to the development of Mexican music and nationhood.