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New York, NY (Spirit of the Earth – Philip Glass & the Wixirika)
September 4, 2019
Daniel Medina de la Rosa: kanari, lyrics and voice
Erasmo Medina Medina: raweri
Philip Glass: piano and arrangements
Victor Sanchez: Cultural Adviser and Associate Producer
Concept: Philip Glass, Daniel Medina de la Rosa and Victor Sanchez
Indigenous Cultural Adviser: Alfredo Gonzalez (Tayau)
$75 VIP Premium Table Seating (first row of tables)
$55 GA Table Seating
$30 Standing Room
INDIGENOUS WORLD IN DAYS AND NIGHTS
As can be seen in many of his operas, music for films and his albums in collaboration with artists from around the world; Philip Glass has been interested in the music, philosophy and spirituality of ancestral cultures across the world, throughout his entire life. These experiences have represented for him not only an artistic research; but also part of his personal and spiritual development quest.
During the last twenty years, the renowned composer has dedicated time and energy to know the deepest
aspects of the world culture; so he has traveled extensively through remote corners of the world, where he has visited indigenous communities, archaeological sites and natural remote places; all of which has left a deep imprint on both his soul and his work.
As an example of this, The Symphony No. 7, named Toltec, is his personal tribute to the indigenous cultures of
Mexico, both of the past and the present.
THE SPIRIT OF THE EARTH
The Spirit of the Earth, was originally presented in Mexico City in of December of 2017, as a prelude to the
Toltec Symphony’s Mexico Premier; since it allows getting a sense of the human, cultural and spiritual context; deeply personal, from which the Toltec Symphony arises.
This public collaboration with wixarika musicians started with the Concert of the Sixth Sun that took place in Real de Catorce, SLP, Mexico, in December 2012 and the album of the same name that was made out of that musical meeting.