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Alux Nahual

ALUX NAHUAL
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alux_Nahual

ALUX NAHUAL: MAYA WORDS FOR “THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC”
TWO GOLD RECORDS AND ONE PLATINUM IN THEIR CAREER, THE BAND WAS OFFICIALLY BORN IN 1979 IN THE CONTEXT OF THE GUATEMALAN CIVIL WAR BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE GUERRILLA.
THE FOUNDERS WERE THE AGUILAR BROTHERS, ALVARO AND PLUBIO AND THEIR COUSIN RANFERI. THEY CALLED THEIR SCHOOL MATE, CELLIST PAULO ALVARADO TO JOIN IN, AND A TEACHER AT THE “DEL VALLE” UNIVERSITY, JACK SCHUSTER, WHO PLAYED THE VIOLIN. THE DRUMMER AT THE TIME WAS JAVIER FLORES.

THE MUSIC
THE BAND HAD A RARE INFLUENCE OF THE GREAT ROCK BANDS OF THE SEVENTIES LIKE PINK FLOYD, YES, AND LED ZEPPELIN COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING SOUTH AMERICAN MUSIC OF THE ANDEAN ARTISTS LIKE “LOS CHALCHALEROS” AND “MERCEDES SOSA”.
IN 1981, ROCK IN SPANISH WAS NOT RECOGNIZED AS A FORMAT. NO RADIO WOULD PLAY TEIR MUSIC, SAYING IT WAS TO STRONG FOR THE SPANISH RADIOS OR IN THE WRONG LANGUAGE FOR THE ROCK RADIOS.
THE FIRST ALBUM CALLED SIMPLY “ALUX NAHUAL”, WAS PASSED ON FROMM ONE HAND TO THE OTHER AND IT BECAME AN OVERNIGHT HIT AMONG THE NEW GENERATION OF GUATEMALANS. IT SOLD OVER TWO THOUSAND COPIES, SURPRISING EVEN THE RECORD COMPANY.
THE BAND STARTED THEIR CONCERTS IN GUATEMALA AND THEN THEY VISITED EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS IN 1983.LATER IN 1984 THEY PLAYED IN COSTA RICA AND SINCE THEN, EVERY YEAR THE BAND PLAYS VENUES IN THOSE COUNTRIES. LATER ON, THEY STARTED TOURING THE STATES AND PLAYED TWICE IN THE JAZZ FESTIVAL IN NEW ORLEANS, ALSO IN THE “MAYA THEATRE” AND “THE PALACE” IN LOS ANGELES, IN SAN FRANCISCO, MIAMI AND “THE ROSELAND” IN NEW YORK.
MEXICO HAS BEEN VISITED BY ALUX NAHUAL AND THEY MADE AN INTENSE MEDIA TOUR WITH SONY MUSIC IN MARCH 1995. PLAYING IN THE MOST IMPORTANT VENUES LIKE ROCKOTITLAN AND THE METROPOLITAN THEATRE.•THE BAND RELEASED LAST YEAR, THEIR DVD “ALUX NAHUAL SINFONICO” RECORDED AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE WIT CAPACITY OF 2000 PEOPLE IN 2010.
THIS CONCERT WAS REPEATED IN 2011 AGAIN WITH A FULL HOUSE.
Watch “Alto Al Fuego” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv30Ss5jBg0
IN 2012 THE BAND RELEASED THEIR NEW RECORD CALLED “MURCIELAGO DANZANTE” CONSISTING OF 13 NEW SONGS. THEY HAVE ALSO SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE NATIONAL BREWERY “CERVECERÍA CENTROAMERICANA” FOR AN EXTENSIVE NATIONAL TOUR IN GUATEMALA