La Muerte Sonriente

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Diana Syrse
La Muerte Sonriente (The Smiling Death) is a piece written for choir and indigenous instruments inspired by Mexican culture’s perspective about death. This piece expresses nostalgic happiness that is also tragic at the same time, and it is related to the celebration of “The day of the death” in which Mexicans make a tribute to their family and friends that have passed away. The piece uses the indigenous instruments mixed with a Spanish text to highlight the mixture between two cultures: the Spanish and the Indigenous. The singers should sing, dance, and play some of these instruments.