CECUT will rock in Mayan to the rhythm of band Lumaltok

This Chiapas native band will come to Tijuana to celebrate International Mother Language Day

Language is plurality, reality, an experience, and a way to understand the world. In a way, it is the root of what we are. Mexico is a complex and culturally rich country, due to its deep roots that we can discover through its variety of languages.

68 indigenous languages exist and are spoken in Mexico and there are also 287 linguistic varieties. To celebrate this plurality, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT) will offer a performance to celebrate International Mother Language Day, led by rock and blues band Lumaltok, who sing in the Tzotzil language.

This musical event will take place at 7 PM on Thursday, February 22 at the showroom. Admission will be completely free.

This group from Zinacantán, Chiapas, was founded in 2008 and since then, they have been considered one of the most important rock groups in southern Mexico.

Their sound is characterized for their blues foundation and for creating musical atmosphere through heavy electric guitar sounds; this sound has been named by the group as PsychodelicPoxBlues.

Lumaltok performs at international events

This Chiapas native group was featured at the 51st edition of the Cervantino Festival lineup that took place in Guanajuato in October 2023, where they shared the stage with bands from more than 31 countries.

Tzotzil Language

The Tzotzil language belongs to the Mayan linguistic family and it is closely related to the Tzeltal language. Speakers of this language can be classified as speakers of the "lowlands" and the "highlands". The Mayan name "Lumaltok" means mist.

According to INEGI, there are more than 400,000 speakers of this language and it is spoken in several municipalities of the state of Chiapas such as Zinacantán, Chamula, San Andrés Larráinzar, Chenalhó, Pantelhó, Huitiupán, Chalchihuitán, El Bosque, Simojovel, Ixtapa, Bochil, Soyaló, Huixtán, San Lucas, Acala, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Venustiano Carranza (San Bartolomé de los Llanos), Mitontic, Rayón, and Amatán.

More information

Website: Centro Cultural Tijuana
Facebook: Centro Cultural Tijuana - CECUT
Instagram: CECUT. Centro Cultural Tijuana
Facebook: Lumaltok

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