"We've been looking at our ancient culture as if they were deaf and mute..."
Of all the headlines in CNN's website, one titled "Recreating the sound of Aztec 'Whistles of Death'" caught my eye recently. According to the story, archaeologists have been discovering whistles and wind instruments in Mexico that may be related to the Aztecs, but these scientists for years never bothered to play them. One expert in pre-Hispanic music archaeology, Arnd Adje Both, who was also one of the first to play the "Whistles of Death" described the sounds as "more destructive than positive" and others as "highly trance-evocative". Certainly there is more to this story, so feel free to check it out and hear a sample of the whistles of death.
Some Youtube Champagne: (*By year order)
*Have a Good Early Weekend