Porter’s Video for “Rincón Yucateco” Is a Powerful Commentary on Colonization

The guys from Porter are on a musical crusade to put Mexico’s numerous pre-Hispanic populations in the spotlight and give them the attention they deserve. They strengthened this message with the release of their mighty album Moctezuma and reached new heights with the video for “Huitzil.” Both projects earned nominations in the recently-announced Latin Grammys, for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Short Form Music Video, respectively.

Following the spirit of the “Huitzil” video, Porter just shared the epic “Rincón Yucateco,” and it’s powerful and stunning, both visually and conceptually. It shows in a fantastic but truly effective way how the Spanish oppressed pre-Hispanic cultures and religions when they colonized the Americas. Catholic settlers are represented in exaggerated masks and ostentatious clothes, and as soon as they baptize people in the river, their eyes and mouths are erased. The message comes across clearly and speaks volumes.