Lumaltok began ten years ago in Zinacantán, the “Land of the Bat” located in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.
The group’s name is closely linked to the everyday life of those who inhabit that part of the Chiapas highlands. Lumaltok means Fog in the Tsotsil-Maya language of Zinacantán; the term consists of the words lumal “ground” and tok “cloud”, which denote that moment when a cloud descends to the ground forming the fog.
With their characteristic, energetic rock, their powerful raw sound and their original songs written almost exclusively in the Tsotsil-Maya language. Lumaltok created their own musical style and named it Psychedelic Pox (pronounced “posh”) Blues after the traditional corn-based beverage “pox” from their community.
In 2016, Lumaltok released its third album, “Vukub ja’ vil ta Lumaltok” (Seven Years in the Fog) which combines their successes, anecdotes, travels and their growth as musicians.
That production was mentioned by the Mexican newspaper “Milenio” as one of the 12 most notable albums of the Mexican “Underground”; the magazine “Rolling Stone México” rated it 4 out of 5 stars; LATINA, a magazine distributed in Japan, listed it as one of ten albums that best represent the Mexican music scene.
In eight years that have taken them to different states within the Mexican Republic, they have performed at important venues such as the Zócalo of México City and at festivals such as Vive Latino and the Festival Cervantino.
- ZANATE - Voice and lead guitar
- CHECKO - Bass
- TOÑO - Drums
YouTube: LUMALTOK PsicodelicPoxBlues
Sound Cloud: Lumaltok PsicodelicPox
Fan Page Facebook: Lumaltok
- 2017 Best International Indigenous Release for Vukub Ja'Vil Ta Lumaltok / Siete Años entre La Neblina
Vukub Ja'Vil Ta Lumaltok / Siete Años entre La Neblina
"Bats'i Rock / Rock Verdadero" from Vukub Ja'Vil Ta Lumaltok / Siete Años entre La Neblina
"K'usi Abi / Cómo te llamas" from Vukub Ja'Vil Ta Lumaltok / Siete Años entre La Neblina