In the 14th episode of the RPM Podcast, host Ostwelve speaks with two musical architects of the Mexican Indigenous revival – Yaotl of Aztlan Underground and Zero from El Vuh. …read more »
Looking to find a name that represented their deep connection to the mysital side of their Mexican-American roots, the members of El Vuh (Victor-E, Zero and E-Rise) pulled out every book they owned and searched for something that resonated within. Among 60 texts like Jose Arguelles’ “The Mayan Factor” and Hunbatz Men’s “Secrets of Maya Science/Religion”, it was the Popol Vuh that gave the band its name. “We looked up what Popol vbuh meant and it was “the great council book”. we weren’t “great” so we didn’t use that word. But we did like the word book” (vuh), just because we had studied so many”, says Zero.
Check out the RPM playlist of Indigenous music that rolls with the present times of the #DecolonizeOccupy movement. Hoka!
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