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Traditional Aztec Dancers.
The Aztec Dance is known for its original music and for its special way
of expressing reverence and prayer to the supernatural gods of the sun,
earth, sky, and water. Originally, the resources accessible to the native
indians were limited, yet they were able to create lively music with
the howling of the sea conch, and with rhythms produced by drums and by
dried seeds which were usually tied to the feet of the dancers. The
traditional purpose behind the Aztec Dances was modified in the twentieth
century by young adults who now practice and perform theses original
prayer-like rituals as a way to revitalize their culture.