Tzotzollin is honored to present the songs here for this and all generations to come. We raise our voices in song and prayer that the people might live, that the ancestors might rest and that the generations of suffering might be healed.
The songs presented in this CD were done so that they might be available to those people that participate in and run sacred traditional ceremonies. The number of the songs are used by the Kalmeka Aztlan in the Temezkaltzin; the six direction songs, honoring and calling songs are sung in the first round known as the offering round or
Xoxiniltia - planting of the seed. The prayer, suffering and healing songs are sung in the second round known as the prayer round or Tlahkeliyak - round of struggle. The thank you songs are sung at the end of the third and final round known as the Tlahkweponi - round of the blossoming and thanksgiving.
As more Mexihka people return to the roots of their indigenous ancestry they find solace in this ceremony of renewal and purification. The sounds, language and rhythms of this ceremony are familiar. They speak to the soul and spirit of Mexihka people.
Tzotzollin - is the name of a songbird. Tzo means flowing, Olin means movement. Tzollin is the word for quail and means flowing movement. The combination of tzotzollin means "music that is complete" and references the music of that particular songbird.
The members of Tzotzollin participate in ceremony with regularity. All play critical roles in rituals and ceremonies of the Mexihka community. No song comes without its teaching. Each song has a purpose and place in ceremony. These teachings are shared with those individuals that choose to give themselves in service to the community. The words and teachings to these songs are available to individuals willing to make this commitment. For more information please contact us at:
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