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Xavier Quijas Yxayotl

Xavier Quijas Yxayotl

Xavier Quijas Yxayotl


Xavier Quijas Yxayotl (born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican musican of Huichol heritage. His indigenous name "Yxayotl" is Nahuatl for "tears". In the 1970s he left the city life and moved to the mountains of Jalisco and Nayarit to live with his Huichol relatives and the Tepehaunes people. There Xavier studied and played pre-Columbian instruments, participating in ceremonies and rituals. He developed a passion for making museum quality indigenous instruments - Mayan and Aztec drums and flutes Read more on Last.fm
Xavier Quijas Yxayotl (born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican musican of Huichol heritage. His indigenous name "Yxayotl" is Nahuatl for "tears". In the 1970s he left the city life and moved to the mountains of Jalisco and Nayarit to live with his Huichol relatives and the Tepehaunes people. There Xavier studied and played pre-Columbian instruments, participating in ceremonies and rituals. He developed a passion for making museum quality indigenous instruments - Mayan and Aztec drums and flutes, turtle shell drums, rainsticks, log drums, rattles, gourds. Xavier has spent most of his life constructing and playing these instruments.

He says "All that I do comes from a spirit within me, music is a live representation of nature. In looking at my cultural roots a, I realize music crosses all barrier". It was at this time that he decided to form a group and name it America Indigena. The group is composed of people who share his musical sentiments.

During their travels of concerts and ceremonies they interpret the authentic music of the Mayans, Aztecs, Tarahumaras, Yaquis, Tepehuans and Huicholes. Xavier also sings in Tarahumara and his native Huichol and Nahuatl languages. They perform magical rituals that captivate the audience providing an unforgettable experience to their audiences as their music is said to cure the soul and spirit. "The concerts are not just for entertainment. I give them a special message with serious significance" he says.

"Through them I express the origin and true meaning that exists in that "hidden" world unknown to the generations of our times - this is an ancient music for new generation. I hope that with my music I am able to bring you at least a little of the force of our ancestors, and I hope to captivate your soul and your spirit". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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