The Cultural Gallery at Los Parques Cemetery, in Ciudad San Cristóbal (Guatemala), was the setting for La Ruta Maya Foundation and the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Costume to exhibit part of their collections as part of a “Celebration for Life” organized by Capillas Señoriales.
The Ruta Maya participated with a small sample of its traveling exhibition “Sounds of Antiquity”. The thirteen (13) objects included ceramic drums, whistles, ocarinas and flutes, of at least 1,000 years old. Each showcase included QR codes to access videos that show how the piece was performed and how it sounds. The artifacts shared the space with an exhibition of traditional costumes from the Ixchel Museum, a marimba, paintings by Guatemalan artists and traditional toys.
The event highlighted the national culture during the festivities of Independence, promoting an approach between the guests of Capillas Señoriales and the cultural heritage. The well-known “Marimba Chapinlandia” played during the event.
Photographs and video: Sofía Paredes Maury
Video editing: Diego Miguel López Maldonado