Javier Estrada turned me on to this pretty interesting Mayan Hip Hop release. It’s not new, around 7 months old but seemingly getting hardly any coverage and that just ain’t right at all.
It’s a project fusing Mayan spirituality with Hip Hop, “the project investigates the ancient knowledge of the Maya culture, songs, and ceremonial mantras are combined with the Kultura Hip Hop and Universal Music”.
“Balam Ajpu: means Jaguar Warrior and represents duality, the opposites that complement each other, masculine and feminine energy. This group is made up of M.C.H.E., Tz’utu Kan, Danilo Rodriguez and Dr. Nativo, who crossed paths at Lake Atitlán in the beginning of the Wayeb (Time of No Time, 5 days of the Mayan Calendar) in the synchronization of 12 Sak Bey (Carrier of the Year) in 2010. This project was born in the ancient Oxlajuj Baktun, and continues in the new Jun Baktun, passing between the past and the present”.
Film by Kenneth Muller, KRAFTLOGIC STUDIOS.