Kaqchikel Marimba Players Taking a Break

Kaqchikel Marimba Players by Rudy Girón

This past weekend the municipal government promoted the work of the artisans from the villages around Antigua Guatemala through handicraft fair at the Plaza Mayor and what better sound track than to have live marimba music.

That’s why the Kaqchikel Marimba played at the Main Plaza; normally they are found at Calle del Arco on the weekends. I was walking by while they were taking a break and ask if I could take there portrait; they said NO and then they laughed. I guess they are so used to having their picture taken that they were surprised that someone actually asked permission.

Here’s a sampling of their live performance at Calle del Arco. Enjoy!

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  • I sooo love this group. When I’m in Antigua, I always see them on Weekends under the Arco. Their music is really great and the little boys dancing are just so cute !!! I bought all their CDs as well to take home with me.  I’m sure when I come back to Antigua next Spring, they’ll be there at their usual spot in Calle del arco and its musicians like that why we all love to come to Anitgua and that add to the special enchanting feeling of Guatemala !!