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Sak Tzevul / Tsotsil Rock
Sak Tzevul / Tsotsil Rock

Mon, Apr 01


Terraza 7

Sak Tzevul / Tsotsil Rock

Sak Tzevul fuses traditional Tsotsil Mayan sounds with modern rock, creating a dynamic Mexican rock genre that celebrates cultural roots with a contemporary twist

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Time & Location

Apr 01, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

Sak Tzevul / Tsotsil Rock Presented by Terraza 7 Date: Monday, April 1st, 2024

Time: 7:30 pm.

Admission: $20: Cover at Mezzanine.


  • Damián Martínez / Electric Guitar; Vocals
  • Enrique Martinez / Drums
  • Otto Anzures / Electric Bass
  • Paco Martinez / Electric Guitar; Acoustic 12 strings Guitar

Sak Tzevul (relámpago en lengua maya tzotzil de Chiapas México)

-Vo’ontikotike ja snichimal sk’evujel xch’ulel balamil

(Somos el canto florido del espíritu de la tierra)

About Sak Tzevul:

This Band was founded by the three Martinez brothers, Damian Martinez, guitarist and composer, Enrique Martinez, drummer and arranger, and Paco Martinez, guitarist. They are natives of the municipal seat of the Tsotsil town of Zinacantán, Chiapas, and are the creators of the Bats'i-Rock concept, or the rock of indigenous peoples. Since their beginnings and the establishment of the Tsotsil rock musical group Sak Tzevul in 1996 in their native Zinacantán, they have been influenced by the popular music of the Marimba, which has been a part of the Martinez brothers' roots for three generations, as well as the music of traditional harp, guitar, and violin, and the drum and flute, which are characteristic of the cultural and historical heritage of the Mayan town of Zinacantán. They immerse us in the sounds of Tzotzil and other Mayan languages and Spanish that coexist in the highlands of Chiapas. They present their new Mexican rock that incorporates ancestral sounds into an acoustic and electrifying mix of melodies ranging from traditional to classic rock, with native inflections that evoke with their tones the tradition-modernity concept, characteristic of the multicultural towns of Mexico, up to the popular music of today.


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

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