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KUMATZ

July 18, 2007 4:29 PM

This is a collaboration with the great micayetoca and an attempt to recreate what one might hear from the pre-columbian Maya. (snake)

posted by snsranch (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I did the recorder as flute with some light percussion while micayetoca laid down the vox and great percussion. Kumatz is "snake" in the Quiche language most spoken by the Maya.

Lyrics:

Tatb'exïk.
Je'l utatajik ri täq b'ix.
We katutya' jun arajil kumätz katkamik.
We katutya' jun arajil kumätz katkamik.

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Listen
It is nice listening to songs
but if you are ever bitten
by that snake called money, you die
If you are ever bitten
by that snake called money, you die.

Thanks, micayetoca!
posted by snsranch at 4:33 PM on July 18, 2007


Well that was a nice little ditty, that!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:06 AM on July 19, 2007


Don't know what the protocol is as to commenting on songs you've been invited to collaborate in, but I wanted to say it was really cool to have been asked to participate in it, and snsranch completely surprised me with the track he sent.

I'm really glad you asked, man.
posted by micayetoca at 4:47 PM on July 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


((I couldn't really hear the lyrics over the music. Is this a feature of the piece?))
posted by oxford blue at 4:17 AM on July 21, 2007


I'll tell you what the protocol is - do it!

Yet another example of why MeFi music is so cool (as well as the challenge). Thanks, guys.
posted by ORthey at 12:19 PM on July 21, 2007


excellent !
congratulations for this collaboration.
posted by nicolin at 9:52 AM on July 24, 2007


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