Casa K'ojom, the museum of Mayan music
A journey through the music and sounds which are most typical of this civilisation.
A very different sonata.
This museum of music opened its doors in 1987 with a very clear mission: to research, preserve and promote the traditional sounds of the Mayan people who lived in Guatemala. A major undertaking, charged with national pride. Perhaps the most eye-catching of all the exhibitions at Casa K'ojom is the collection of traditional Mayan instruments, complete with an excellent range of documentation that reflects the centre's huge ethnographical value. You'll also find folkloric clothing and all types of artefacts linked to Mayan music, as well as an interesting collection of paintings by the Tz'utujil artist Miguel Chávez Petzey, one of the greatest exponents of indigenous art and culture.
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