A few years ago, The Piano Guys decided to film music videos at the New7Wonders of the World.
On Tuesday, they checked off the third Wonder of the World on their list: Chichén Itzá.
In a new YouTube video, The Piano Guys play a song that combines melodies from "The Jungle Book” and George Frideric Handel's “Sarabande,” with El Castillo as the backdrop.
“Thus far, our tradition has been to mix timeless classical music with contemporary film scores,” The Piano Guys’ website reads. “We also love infusing local and historical culture in our arrangements. For this Wonder we wanted to stay true to this tradition while simultaneously nailing ‘jungle harmony,’ as a famous cartoon bear once coined in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ but in this decision we were confronted with an entangling challenge — to effectively blend the cacophony of Disney jazz, classical music, Mayan heritage, all while making it epic enough to be filmed in front of a massively historic, world-renowned stone temple!”
The video infuses the culture into the music by incorporating elements such as Mayan percussion patterns and wind instruments, a Latin-based spin on “The Bare Necessities,” and a cello painted with Mayan hieroglyphics.
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Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com