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Biography

Tepeyac Usto, started in Mexico (2000) than moved to Guatemala and from there to pretty much everywhere. Four core members. 9 different languages. It's a band whose members are originally from different countries and continue to live in different countries. They send each other pieces of music and each adds his/her own contribution in any musical genre.

Their lineup consists of Greg Brosnan (England), Dolores Ixmucané (Guatemala), Alantl Molina (México) and David Boddiger (U.S.).

The band opposes the notion of charging a fee to people who want to listen to their music, and so they do not release records, instead, they make their songs available through their own website: http://www.tepeyacusto.com with info about the band.

Their songs cover different styles, from straight out folkloric music to punk rock and are sung in a variety of languages, including Spanish, English, Portuguese, Zapoteco, Patois, Garifuna, and Japanese.

The name is a pun between the name of the Cerro del Tepeyac in Mexico City, where the Mexicas used to carry out their Mother-Earth celebrations up to the Spanish Conquest, when the Spanish conquistadors decided that its "sacred" nature granted it the necessary importance to claim that the brown skinned Virgen de Guadalupe had appeared there to declare her undying love for the brown skinned locals. After that it became a place of catholic worship. The other element in the pun is Jacques Cousteau, the celebrated French diver. Pronounced Tepejacques Cousteau, then.

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