Templo Maya Crew
Templo Maya Crew throws down some beats today in their ancestral language, but confronting contemporary issues.

Merida, Yucatan — Maya rappers are giving a concert tonight, bringing their ancestral language into a modern form, and at times exploring contemporary issues such as racism, drugs and abuse against women.

Adrián Jesús Pérez May, known on stage as “El Maya,” said he is proud to employ this ancient language as a medium of expression: “As performers in Maya are an example of the value of our culture.”

“El Maya” has performed throughout the region and in Quintana Roo and has produced three albums.

Tonight’s concert will be dedicated to another rapper, “El Cima Atte” Roger Santos, who lost his battle with cancer in July.

The show, called Sangre Maya (Mayan Blood) also presents Tay el Cuentacuentos, 2FC and Templo Maya Crew.

The event, organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Arts (Sedeculta), in coordination with the Conaculta, is 7 p.m. tonight in La Reina de la Paz in Col. Emiliano Zapata Sur II.

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