In the tradition of the Huichol indians, Tatewari is the oldest Huichol god, also known as Hikuri, the Peyote-god. He is personified with Peyote plants on his hands and feet, and he interprets all the deities to the modern shamans. Tatewari is the source for the name of a wonderful group of young artists known well in Riviera Nayarit.
The core of Tatewari are two talented musicians from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, in Nayarit, Mexico. Esau Galván Saltos (rhythm & lead guitar) and Daniel Marquez (bass guitar) are high school friends who have been performing for over five years in a variety of establishments in the region of Banderas Bay. It was during an amateur music event at Ana Banana’s Bar in La Cruz that Tatewari was born. They were 16 at the time, and as they continued playing regularly at “El Jardín del Pulpo” in the Huichol Gallery “Hikuri” in La Cruz, their eclectic and distinctive sounds of rumba flamenca, fusion, and world music captivated the audiences. Occasionally childhood friends Cruz Alberto Perez and singer Perla Alarcon would join them in their performances.
The popularity of Tatewari grew quickly over time as they played a variety of venues in Riviera Nayarit and Banderas Bay. Eventually the group recorded a CD. Tatewari returns to the 2016 Music Festival after performing several times to enthusiastic crowds in prior years.