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Eagle Dance Performed by Members of the Cochiti Pueblo [Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2000]
American Indian Pueblo cultural expressions invoke many animal personas. The eagle is revered as a symbol of wisdom, the strength of vision and heart, and higher consciousness. Like other animals, the eagle is honored through a variety of intricately choreographed dances. The dances use sound and movement to tell stories communicating themes common to the human experience: creation, migration and survival, plantings and harvests, births and deaths, the changing of seasons, the movement of constellations. This Eagle Dance, accompanied by drumming, is performed by members of the Cochiti Pueblo from the banks of the Rio Grande River, between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recorded live at the 2000 Smithsonian Folklife Festival For more, listen to 'Creation's Journey: Native American Music,' available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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