Most Guatemalan grow up hearing “El Grito” and even dancing the “son” in school events. If there were an unofficial anthem for Guatemala, that would be “El Grito.”
Here’s a rock version of “El Grito” by Sobrevivencia, Guatemalan Mayan rock band. Enjoy!
Of course, “El Grito” is among the most popular songs performed by student bands as part of the celebrations of Guatemala’s Independence. Hopefully I will be able to catch some of these performances this up coming weekend.
Here’s a question for the Guatemalans living abroad, when was the last time you heard El Grito and what kind thoughts crossed your mind?
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