Classical Music to Rattle Your Bones on Día de Los Muertos

By Stephen Raskauskas |

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Day of the Dead is about honoring friends and family who have left us. Enjoy these 13 pieces as you celebrate Día de los Muertos and remember your loved ones. Skip to playlist


Gabriela Ortiz: Altar de Muertos




Day of the Dead is a time to honor those who have passed away with beautifully adorned altars.

Miguel del Águila: Conga-Line in Hell




And remembering your loved ones is a time for celebration!

Carlos Chávez: Xochipilli




Some traditions come from indigenous cultures...

José-Luis Hurtado: Son de la Bruja




And some explore the supernatural...

Lila Downs: "La bruja"




Day of the Dead is a time to blend traditions (just like musician Lila Downs in this version of "La bruja")...

"Son de la Negra"




To dance...

Silvestre Revueltas: "Noche de encantamiento"




To enchant...

Silvestre Revueltas: "Noche de jaranas"




To reconnect with your ancient past...

José Pablo Moncayo: Amatzinac




To celebrate your culture...

Silvestre Revueltas: Colorines




To celebrate nature...

Miguel Bernal Jiménez: Tres Cartas de México (Three Letters from Mexico)




Through language...

Chavela Vargas: "La Llorona"




From songs that comes straight from the heart...

Elbio Barilari: Ofrendas



And make offerings to those who are gone but not forgotten.


Enjoy the playlist below!