The Guatemalan music scene is going from strength to strength, with loads of new artists to check out. Here are some of the top tracks to put on your playlist.
Fraaek – El Bosque
This Guatemalan band have been making waves for the past few years. One to watch.
Adonis Muerto – Adonis Muerto
Indie rock from this dark group.
Easy Easy – Todo Lo Que Te Digo Esta Mal
Another band to watch out for, playing gigs all over the continent.
Volver – Guatemala Esta Muerta
This band may have broken up, but they remain popular in Guatemala City.
Los Tiros – Lamento del Pacifico
Instrumental surf rock from this relatively new group.
Kontra Marin – Lluvia de Ideas
Give this strong hip hop track from the young rapper a listen.
Rebeca Lane – Poesia Venenosa
Feminist hip hop that speaks out against violence against women in Guatemala.
Sara Curruchich – Ser del Viento
Indigenous singer-songwriter Curruchich teams up with Kontra on this melancholy track.
Fosa Comun – Whisky en las hierbas
Hardcore from the concrete jungle that is Guatemala City.
Dinosaur 88 – 305092 Years
Synths and drums dominate this 8-bit track.
Gamezan – Ideas de progreso
Punk from Guatemala City.
Ricardo Arjona – Fuiste Tu feat. Gaby Moreno
Guatemala’s most famous singer-songwriter brought in Gaby Moreno for this tune.
Gaby Moreno – Quizás, Quizás,Quizás
“Fuiste Tu” marked Moreno’s entrance to the mainstream, and she has some great music of her own.
Willy Wonka – Lo que quiero de ti feat. 7 Muekas
One of Guatemala’s best known reggaetón artists had a hit with this song.
Mountain Sounds – Breathing Fire
A top track from the 2013 debut album.