Xelajú (under ten mountains) or it short Xela are other names given to the city of Quetzaltenango.
The song Luna de Xelajú is considered by many Guatemalans, from Xela or not, as the second national anthem. The waltz composed by Paco Perez in 1944 is often played in patriotic events, parties and concerts.
In 1997ish we were at Placido Domingo's concert and the stadium bursted when he sang this song, the same is constantly done by many artists national and international who know they can pull the crowd in when they sing Luna de Xelajú.
Luna de Xelajú can now be found in all rhythms and genres. Below a very traditional one (all pictres in the slide show are from Xela). To see the lyrics in English and Spanish click here.