Drummer and Chirimilla Flute Player in Antigua Guatemala

Drummer and Chirimilla Flute Player in Antigua Guatemala by Rudy Giron

The haunting Mayan sounds of the chirimilla flute and drums can still be heard at most religious and public events. Unfortunately, while talking with the musicians, I learned that one the chirimilla flute retires no one in his family or descendants will continue his legacy. I believe this is repeating with many indigenous Mayan families of musicians. I will continue to record and register all the indigenous Maya musicians I come across.

If you want to hear what the chirimilla flute and drumming sounds like, play the video below:

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