The music of the Mayas is pentatonic (five tones);
the instruments that are used have more rhythm than harmony and
it is very connected to the singing and dancing. The instruments
that are used for the achievement of this music are wind and percussion
instruments; the first ones like the ocarinas and the flutes; the
percussion we have azcatlan, some kind of big drum and the tumkul
made of zapote tree with two tongues in the upper part, and other
instruments like the bells, scorchers, sea shells, Sonjas, dry fruits,
The dances for the Mayas and other cultures, where
united by the time that was a direct influence directly in their
destiny, every feast that started with abstinence, especially the
arrival of the New Year.
DANCE TO OUR MOTHER EARTH
With the proposal of worship and thanks this
forces that govern us; the day, the night, the good, the evil, the
opposite where the movement is created.
The Quetzal, bird that is found in the Mayan
area, the name of the serpent, according to each region, for this
in the anticline having this symbol represents feathered serpent
the name of the serpent, according to each region, for this in the
anticline was QUETZAL COATL and for the Mayan region was QUETZAL
- COATL: means serpent in Nahuatl
- CAAM: means serpent in Maya Quiche
- QUETZAL: means bird with beautiful feathers, that you can only
find in the southeast of the Mexican Republic, in the Maya region.
- QUETZAL CAN: bird man serpent or feathered serpent for the Mayan
Yucateco, in which CAN also means Teacher,
the superior man, psychologically and physically, him.
- HALACH HUINIC: sacred name of the esoteric of the
The Mayan priests shared one conscience in which
he that believes created and does reason that gives more emphasis
to Chac, deity of the rain and everything that is related to it,
like the thunder and the lightning.
With this deity, KUKULCAN (feathered serpent)
relates what they want for the material and spiritual world, also
the symbol of wisdom and at the same time the symbol for our mother
earth, it associates with the lady of Itzamna called Ixchel, this
was the goddess of medicine and fertility, believing that she lived
in lakes, ponds and cenotes.
The purpose of exposing this using the music,
the singing and dance, shows the origin of an inheritance that marks
the interest of the foreign countries.
DANCE OF KUKULCAN
Counts with a procession ceremony, in which the
main (Bird man Serpent), has a indumentary that looks like a serpent;
its composed by a choreography that marks the movement, in this
pad its accompanied by musicians, dancers and women dedicated to
the cult (giving copal tree resin that with the contact
of heat throws aromatic hums).
The purpose of the ceremony mentioned is to make
the visitors participate and to find the origin of the name of the
dance. The choreography performed by the dancers and visitors will
begin holding hands and together they create a zigzag movement,
letting the energy run, to connect the movement and with it make
the karakul figure (symbol of fertility and everything that inspires
to spirituality) the duration of this ceremony will depend upon
QUETZAL DANCES (Birds of beautiful plumage)
Its made between two or more dancers that
represent the colorful and grandiosity or towns like the mayor rank
that connect us to the divine.
DANCE TO CHAC (Deity of the rain and all that relates to
Dances which represent it with costumes shows
fertility and prosperity that this deity gives: Kukulkan is integrated
and represents the symbols of earth in which receives the rain to
create a new life.
DANCE OF THE DEER
Seventh symbol of the solar Aztec calendar and
symbol of the Mayan wheel of time.
It was given the good spirit and the communion with men.
DANCE OF THE SACRED FIRE
Light up the fire in your heart to give light
to the mysteries of darkness.
DANCE OF THE SYMBOL (Eagle and the Serpent)
Its the representation of the national
symbol of Mexico, in which the eagle represents the sun that rises
and the serpent the cosmic energy. Attributes to the defense of
human dignity painting his face for its flourished war to capture
add the terrible enemy, the inner beast to die to be born again
and to trained the same scene and the transformation of a real man.
The experience I offer throughout the years has
allowed me to know my decisions and take advantage of the human
The human being is this times is more conceit
of its acts and decided to compete in the nature care, therefore
he has to realize that it exists and is a part of it.
Not only the music moves the human but also the
ecological scenery where it stands, every individual has hunger
of peace, to live in harmony, to listen to the silence to (meditate),
to dance and sing.
My purpose is to represent our culture, it is
to give the new generations of our towns the knowledge of the great
symbols, so they know how to call them by the right name, so they
can develop with psycho and physic strength of our ancestors let
them know we exist, we think and we have our own ideas therefor
our own face within a very ancient knowledge.
- JAVIER ALARCON MÚJICA