The Mennonites by Larry Towell - CD – Magnum Photos

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For ten years, Magnum photographer Larry Towell documented the lives of Mexican Mennonite migrant farm workers both in Ontario and in their insular desert colonies of Mexico. He produced one of the most beautiful and award winning photography books of the decade. In the process, he began recording the sixteenth century hymns of Old Colony Mennonites and the sounds from their natural environments. Larry's spoken word with producer Jeff Bird of the Cowboy Junkies have textured a haunting and beautiful forty-five minute sound track using original field recordings, piano, bass, flute, accordion, jaw's harp, musical saw, "natural" instruments and the vocal accompaniment of Gwen Swick.This highly innovative CD is for anyone with a penchant for music, photography, and the art of storytelling.

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For ten years, Magnum photographer Larry Towell documented the lives of Mexican Mennonite migrant farm workers both in Ontario and in their insular desert colonies of Mexico. He produced one of the most beautiful and award winning photography books of the decade. In the process, he began recording the sixteenth century hymns of Old Colony Mennonites and the sounds from their natural environments. Larry's spoken word with producer Jeff Bird of the Cowboy Junkies have textured a haunting and beautiful forty-five minute sound track using original field recordings, piano, bass, flute, accordion, jaw's harp, musical saw, "natural" instruments and the vocal accompaniment of Gwen Swick.This highly innovative CD is for anyone with a penchant for music, photography, and the art of storytelling.

CD Details
  • Format: Audio CD

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.