El Vuh

Based In: Aztlan

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.