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Feb 23, 2018

The Last of the Three Kings, Florencio Mes, Turns 80

Florencio Mes

Florencio Mes, the last of the “Three Kings”, celebrated a milestone today. He turned eighty years old.  He is the renowned Mayan Harpist who lives in San Pedro Columbia in Toldeo where he has been keeping the musical traditions of the Maya alive for more than fifty years. He had very little schooling but he rose above the challenges to become an ambassador for the Mayan culture and music when he began to play the harp at age sixteen. He studied music in Guatemala and became so skilled in his music that Stonetree Records recorded him and his Kek’chi Maya Strings. The last cultural king has performed around the world at music festivals, including Mexico, Italy and Malaysia. Here’s a snippet of Mes playing the Mayan harp at his eightieth birthday gathering today:

 

{Highlight of Florencio Mes playing his Kek’chi Maya Strings…}

 

We wish the last cultural king a blessed birthday.

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