Hace par de dias me ha llamado mucho la atencion el mito griego de Orfeo y Euridice. Buscando una cancion (The Afterlife) tropece con una nterpretacion de Arcade Fire, un grupo indie que no ha pegado en Puerto Rico pero que siempre me ha llamado la atencion. Para su cancion afterlife usaron el footage de una pelicula de Camus titulada Black Orpheus. decidi indagar.
Primero el video de Arcade Fire:
Sobre la mitologia del tema (
The most famous story in which Orpheus figures is that of his wife Eurydice (sometimes referred to as Euridice and also known as Agriope). While walking among her people, the Cicones, in tall grass at her wedding, Eurydice was set upon by a satyr. In her efforts to escape the satyr, Eurydice fell into a nest of vipers and suffered a fatal bite on her heel. Her body was discovered by Orpheus who, overcome with grief, played such sad and mournful songs that all the nymphs and gods wept. On their advice, Orpheus travelled to the underworld and by his music softened the hearts of Hades and Persephone (he was the only person ever to do so), who agreed to allow Eurydice to return with him to earth on one condition: he should walk in front of her and not look back until they both had reached the upper world. He set off with Eurydice following, and, in his anxiety, as soon as he reached the upper world, he turned to look at her, forgetting that both needed to be in the upper world, and she vanished for the second time, but now forever.
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Update: La cancion the afterlife que buscaba era por Yacht:
Baje la cancion por un website indie (no recuerdo cual) y me frustraba no saber quien era el grupo. Asi el grupo no sea gran cosa.