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Nicaragua: “¡Oh, Señor!” by Carlos Ramírez Velásquez

A special devotional song discovered on an LP, written by a noted Nicaraguan composer. [Read after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: Don Zelaya performs “Estrellita”

Carlos Alfonso Zelaya’s recorded performance on a Welte and Sons piano roll from 1929. [Read more after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: Managua on March 31, 1931…

Carlos Ramírez Velásquez remembers the Managua earthquake of 1931. [Read more after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: Will Rogers and the 1931 Managua Earthquake, pt. 2

“Nicaragua Pays Homage to Will Rogers.” [Read more after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: Will Rogers and the 1931 Managua Earthquake, pt. 1

An extraordinary act of generosity by an American icon of the 20th Century. [Read more after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: Luis Abraham Delgadillo Remembers Alfonso Zelaya

A vivid memory of President Jose Santos Zelaya’s youngest son and musical genius. [Read more after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: Backstory to “Plaza de Toros Vicente Hurtado Catarran, Barrio Pueblo Nuevo, Juigalpa”

How I came to discover an all-wooden bull-riding arena in cowboy country. [Read more after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: “Romance Oriental para Mariíta Huezo” [VIDEO]

A short film about the 1931 Managua earthquake, the death of Mariíta Huezo, and a musical composition by Luis Abraham Delgadillo. [Watch after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: The Bells of the Basilica Minor of Saint Sebastian, Diriamba

A church where every bell has a name. [More after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: The Secret Talent of Henrique H. Gottel

On the musical abilities of a 19th-century German immigrant and founder of a Nicaraguan newspaper. [Read more after the jump.]

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