Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
CENTRAL AMERICAN STRUGGLE
S. Quinto | Guatemala, Guatemala | 03/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For anyone who grew up in any part of Guatemala thru Nicaragua, they know the taste of a cruel meaningless war. In the mid 80's the worst years of Central American history, Costa Rica was receiving plenty refugees & had battle with foreing capital to keep on investing in a country so close to a cruel war, Nicaragua has fallen into the revolution, Honduras could keep it's people tame but with strong militar regimen, El Salvador was broken by a bitter war within connationals, and Guatemala was struggling with more than 20 years of internal guerrilla and millions refugees emigrated to Mexico with towns been entirely destroyed and more than 250,000 people killed(You don't have to look all the way to Rwanda to find a cruel war so near), but from this last one came a group call ALUX NAHUAL, a group that took all natural social fights and turn it into music, even playing happy song, but with a melancolic bitter taste of the reality of a very complex region of America. If you listen to any music made by this Guatemalan rock band, you will listen a story about the true living of all centralamericans, this music move masses in the 80's and 90's and define the generation of niños de la guerra(children of the war), that knows that freedrom is extremley precious."
Worth It for Any Fan of Latin Rock
Kelly | Washington, D.C. USA | 06/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I lived in Central America back in the 80s, when Alux got most of its airplay. At the time, it shared time with other latin groups, such as Mecano and Hombres G, and Alux definitely held its own. I would best describe the band as the U2 of Central America due to the social commentary of most of their songs. I recommend this album to anyone that likes classic rock, and if you like Spanish Rock, don't miss out on this very good band."
Roy Calderon | Costa Rica | 06/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Leyenda represents a compendium of the very best songs of Alux Nahual. Alux was not just a great "nova trova" group in Central america during the late 80s, early 90s... their music with the wonderful melodies and powerful lyrics were symbol and definition for a generation of Central Americans looking for identity and reconciliation on a land living in war.If you only want to buy a disc from Alux, this is the one. Classics like "Hombres del Maiz", "Alto al Fuego", "Centroamérica" and "La Fábula del Grillo y el Mar" are included. If you want anotehr disc I can recommend Antología #1 y Antología #2."