‘Sensemayá’ (1938) of Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas is a dance of archaic nature rooted in primitivism. It is a kind of Latin Rite of Spring, full of the mythological dances of the Mayas and the Aztecs and based on the poem Chant to kill a snake by the Afro-Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén.

Recording: by Banda de Lalin (E) – conducted by Bram Sniekers.

Full Recording: CD ➞ “Danzon”

Publisher: → Baton Music