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Kab'awil Dual Universe - Eduardo Sacalxot Baten

Jul 22, 2020

I am a proud Mayan Kiche from Guatemala, according to the Mayan worldview KAB'AWIL comes from two concepts: Kab' that means two and Awil that means face. Thus, the combination of both words creates the concept "Two faces or two appearances"; it basically refers to the strength of two different but complementary powers. Based on that, sky and earth, fire and water are example of it. Fire keeps us warm but it can burn our skin, water keeps us alive but enough water like a hurricane can take our lives away. Everything that was created can be positive or negative at the same time, this is why each element has its opposite in order to keep a balance. My original musical composition is inspired by my culture, the KAB'AWIL and the relationship between silence and sound, calm and ecstacy within the universe itself. Our existence on earth need both complementary elements to be harmonized and balance. Therefore I believe that I have found in my constant search for balance that my music and I complement each other.