Friday, November 09, 2007

Luna de Xelajú

I'm not certain, but I think these are the marimbistas that visited London about a decade ago as part of a cultural event at the Barbican that the Guatemalan embassy organised.

V's cousin Alan plays with La Union Musical. They've released a couple of CDs of dance tracks rearranged for Guatemala's national instrument that one could almost chuck some shapes to.



(Thanks to Alfa of Blog de mi Guatemala for this!)

2 comments:

scott said...

Last year at Parque Central in Xela we saw a monument dedicated to the composer of the famous song--he wrote it heartsick over the loss of his Jewish girlfriend some 60 years ago.

CarmenDeBizet said...

Luna de Xelaju is a must to any marimba collection. I have been able to attend to some functions where the marimba makes its presence known here in the U.S. and those of us attending have to shed a tear or two because it's beautiful to listen to these pieces in Guatemala, but abroad it's not only beautiful, but bittersweet...

Happy rest of the week (and weekend). I shall be in la tierra de la eterna primavera. Saludos.
:-)