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Nicaragua: Walcker Pipe Organs for the Lasallian Brothers, pt. 2

The backstory to the last pipe organ in Managua. [Read more after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: Street Artist “OBY” in Managua

The backstory to my favorite Nicaraguan “grafitero.” [Read more after the jump.]

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Nicaragua: “Managua” dances the Mazurka

An excerpt from Josefa de Aguerri’s “Personificación de la Historia de Managua,” one of the first histories of the modern-day capital of Nicaragua. [Read more after the jump.]

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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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