The name, Los Nahuatlatos, derives from the body of language spoken by the various tribes of the Aztecas. It loosely means “the translators” or “interpreters”. They are a group of musicians with deep roots to their Xicano-Indigenous heritage whose mission is to create original, inspiring and innovative music on a conscious level that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy.
Los Nahuatlatos are “An authentic voice that epitomizes a shift in la onda (the scene).” – Hector Saldaña, San Antonio Express-News
Self-described as “Xicano Roots Fusion,” their music is a synthesis
of traditional Latino styles. From Conjunto to Reggae, Chicano Soul to Cumbia and Ska, Los Nahuatlatos don’t so much straddle the line as find the groove in between worlds.
“Like a one-band retrospective of San Anto’s musical heritage” - SA Current 2014
Los Nahuatlatos have been featured at the 2013 International Accordion Festival, the 32nd Annual Tejano/Conjunto Festival, NPR’s Science Friday, Houston’s East End Street Fest, and have opened for the Grammy Award winning bands Los Texmaniacs and La Santa Cecilia. Their debut album, “Tierra Sin Fin”, was released in the Spring of 2017 with their second album, “Jamás Inquietós”, released in September of 2018. Despite the various obstacles associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, Los Nahuatlatos continue to bring their music to the people and are expected to release a new album by the Fall of 2022.
“Through their music, Los Nahuatlatos touch on everything between environmental activism to the lasting societal impacts of colonization. The songs are so rhythmically playful that they entice listeners to wait for the next truth to sprout.” – Danielle Treviño, TPR 2018
“They are a homegrown accordion/horns-based group with indigenous roots that is not afraid to explore their diverse XicanX/LatinX musical mestizaje, nor those political and social justice issues that are important to our people,” – Hector Saldana, San Antonio Express-News 2018