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RootsWorld's Music of the Month for October 2018
Doctor Nativo
Guatemaya

My October 2018 pick for Music of the Month is Guatemaya, by Guatemalan artist Doctor Nativo. His music layers Mayan spirituality, social activism, and folk wisdom over a propulsive sound combining reggae, cumbia, hip hop, and pre-Columbian instruments. This debut album is a call for social justice for his country’s indigenous majority.

“The Mayan identity is being eroded every day and it pains me to see children being ashamed and even afraid of their own culture, I believe music can help. This is our way of carrying on with the struggle“ — Doctor Nativo



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Guatemaya CD cover

About the album:

Guatemaya revives the ancestors and lets them loose on the dance floor with such tracks as “Pa’ que se Levanten" (Rise Up!) , “El 20” and “La Voz Popular” (The Voice of The People) celebrate indigenous resistance and popular empowerment, while “Guatemaya”, is a proud assertion of Mayan identity, graced by Mayan-language rapper Tzutu Kan, that’s become something of an anthem among the youth of Guatemala. The result is a whole new chapter in the music of Central America and Stonetree Records. Guatemaya marks the first direct release to the U.S. market from the legendary, independent label that brought Andy Palacio, Aurelio Martinez and other Garifuna greats to the world.

You can read more about Doctor Nativo on his web page. These recordings were donated by the artist and record label, Stonetree Records, so your subscription and purchase all goes to support the magazine and radio programs. We thank them all for their generous support.

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