Saturday, July 23, 2016

Singing to the One: The San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble and "A Siolo Flasiquiyo"

Today's random tune is by the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble (SAVAE), a unique ancient vocal music ensemble that is accompanied by early and traditional instrumentation. They made their debut in 1989 presenting Latin music from the colonial period. Its artistic director, Christopher Moroney, has penned arrangements and new compositions for the group by delving into ancient history and cultures. The group has been featured on national radio shows and has toured the United States and around the world. This song, A Siolo Flasiquiyo, can be found on their 1996 album Native Angels. The song describes a group of Africans entertaining the Christ-child, singing softly to him so as to not frighten him.