Mayan ceremony

Traditional Maya Music

Music was a critical part of the ancient Maya lifestyle, featuring in every event from ceremonies, war, celebration, and even ritual sacrifice. The Spanish conquistadors worked hard to end ritual Mayan music, and executed dancers and musicians first in their conquest. While we don’t have much information about original ancient Maya, we know some things about their music. Instruments of …

The Maya Language

The Maya Language While the most widely spoken language is Mexico is Spanish, there are several native language still spoken here. The Mexican Government officially recognises 68 local languages. The Maya culture is still very alive here in the Yucatán, most of all through the Maya language itself. While technically called Yukatek Maya, speakers know it only as Maya. Those …