Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Crowd at a concert in Xela

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Crowd at a concert in Xela by José Moreno

Xela is visited by various national and international singers and some are very popular. One of most popular Rock band in Guatemala is Bohemia Suburbana, they join hundreds of people come together for their concerts. My favorite part is, i’ve a VIP ticket for take a photos and capture the best, unique and incredible moments

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Dominique Hunziker concert

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Dominique Hunziker concert by José Moreno

Listen to this girl is definitely magical, Dominique Hunziker 18 years old Guatemalan girl was a live concert at El Cuartito Café, she began playing guitar at age 12 and now she is a prodigy of music, singing in Spanish, English and French.

El Cadejo beer event

Friday, April 15th, 2016

El cadejo beer event by José Moreno

Today was introduced CADEJO beer with a big Dj event in xela, the event was celebrate a famous place called “uwuachulew”. Congrats friends.

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Sara Curruchich

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Sara Curruchich by José Moreno

Two days ago Sara Curruchich from San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango played a concert at the El Cuartito café. It’s very unique to hear a mayan song writer perform in a large venue. Please support her and find her on soundcloud, FB, youtube, Any other social networks. I share a small photo gallery here.

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Tiny Planet: Semana Santa

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Tiny Planet: Semana Santa by José Moreno

What is tiny planets? (search in google) but essentially is a circle photographs, but  exploit the Semana Santa season i take this photo in this musical instrument similar to Tiny planets, you look the Central Park reflected there.

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Marimba Keys

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Marimba Distortion by José Moreno

The instrument of Guatemala, “La Marimba” a percussion instrument, at the suggestion of Julian Paniagua Martínez, Sebastian Hurtado built a double marimba keyboard, The Marimba was declared a historical instrument and your day is celebrated on February 20 each year.

El instrumento de Guatemala, “La Marimba” un instrumento de percusión, por sugerencia de Julian Paniagua Martínez, Sebastian Hurtado construyó una marimba de doble teclado; La Marimba fue declarado instrumento histórico y su día se celebra el 20 de febrero de cada año.


Hip-Hop Photo Session

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Hip-Hop Photo Session by José Moreno


Before the end of the year I did this photo shoot, anyone know who it is?

Antes de finalizar el año hice esta sesion fotografica, alguien sabe de quien se trata?

Random Morning Procession

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Random Morning Procession by Sergio Dominguez

As with the rooster, random processions can often be spotted around town. And this shot by guest contributor Sergio Dominguez has such great perspective!

Very Talented

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Very Talented by Jose Moreno

This is Hafid, one half of the very talented group Proyecto Boreas. He plays the guitar and his counterpart Alizabeth, plays the cello extremely well. They used to perform in Moonkat and on occasion play in El Cuartito. If you are in Xela and have the chance to hear them live, it is well worth it!

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

And It Begins Again

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Again by Luna McCarthy

It is that time again, for marching bands and pageant queen elections. The early season parades started today and will slowly work their way into a fervor over the next 2 months, culminating on September 15, Guatemalan Independence Day.

Rocking Casa Noj

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Rocking Casa Noj by Luna McCarthy

There was a big, exciting event today in Casa Noj, including a food fair and a pretty great band “Pacha K’Anchay” (featured in Concert in the Park Take Two). Although I’m not exactly sure what the event was called, everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time and the food was fabulous!

Concert at The Park Take Two

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Concert at The Park Take Two by Jose Moreno

A few days ago, I posted the photos “Concert at the Park” from one of our readers Salvino Terranova. Another of our readers Lena, had asked for more information regarding the band, while in the meantime, I received this photo from guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Here is the information I know of the band: The name of the group is Grupo Pacha K’ anchay, and they advertise as playing “The Sounds of the Andes”. They may have a consistent gig playing at the Centro Cultural by the pillars (near Parque Central) every Fri. at 4pm, but this is not confirmed. Most of the musicians are chapines, perhaps one of them is from Peru and a few of the musicians seen here also play at Pequena Fonda on occasion.

That’s the scoop, live from Xela, this is Luna McCarthy reporting! 😉

Concert at the Park – Reader Photo!!

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Concert at the Park by Salvino Terranova

Always there is something happening in Xela! These photos were sent in by reader Salvino Terranova, taken during a concert near Central Parque. Great photos Sal, thanks so much for sending them in!!

Alive and Well

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Trece Lunas by Jose Moreno

The hip hop scene is alive and well in Xela, thanks to Trece Lunas, the super talented group that is comprised of “Piercing” and MChe Free (right and fourth from right of pic, respectively), along with other artists. The fellas are also extremely talented muralists and graffiti artists. “Piercing” and his tattooing skills (AKA Javier) was also featured here in a previous installment of XDP Getting Inked

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

Marching Band Season

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Marching Band Season by Luna McCarthy

May to September seems to be marching band season, with all the schools preparing for the climax of the (marching band) year, Independence Day, on Sept 15. Above is one of Xela’s many marching bands, rushing off to a rehearsal or a presentation early one morning. I’m not sure where they were going, but I could clearly hear the bandleader (in the right, wearing the vest) yelling for all the students to get a move on. Considering many of them were hauling large instruments, they certainly had a task ahead of them!