Sunday, July 31, 2011

Convidando esta la noche

This is not the most visually appealing video designed to accompany this delightful composition from Baroque Latin America. However, it is one of the most appealing recordings I have heard. A blending of the contemplation of the mystery that is Christ's birth and a celebration of the night of His coming.

The paradox is that the need of that coming is seen in the realities of the Spanish conquest of the Americas; partly conducted in order to bring the message of that coming to those who had 'not heard'!!!

Such are the complex stories out of which beauty can be born - here indigenous instruments blend with new arrivals to tell an old story whose repeated telling has not guaranteed it ever being fully heard.

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