Along with their traditional costumes and instruments, a concert with Tlen-Huicani (pronounced wee-KAH-nee) is like taking a journey of Mexico’s music, time and place. Meaning “the singers” in their indigenous Indian language of Nahuatl, Tlen-Huicani makes the beautiful “harpa jarocha” or folk harp, the centerpiece of their music. Since 1973, their music and international achievements have earned the honor of ‘Best Folk Group in Mexico’ by the Union of Music and Theater Critics. In 2013 the governor of Veracruz honored them for 40 years of service to the development of the cultural landscape of Veracruz.
Also available with complete orchestra charts, the group has shared stages with some of the top orchestras in Mexico and Latin America including the National Symphony of Mexico with Maestra Alondra de la Parra, as well as symphonies in Queretaro, Veracruz, and Xalapa.