El Güegüense and the Mission

“El Güegüense,” is often referred to as one of the jewels of Nicaraguan culture. Although several theories estimate the exact date of creation and identity of the writer, it is generally accepted “El Güegüense” debuted in Nahuatl and found its first home among street theaters under the noses of Spanish colonial authorities. The word “Güegüense,” […]

Bay Area Nicaraguans react to country’s political turmoil through art, solidarity

by Paul C. Kelly Campos January 30, 2020 A line of drummers, dressed in the traditional blue and white, beat past with a background mass of colorful dresses pirouetting on stage. Disembodied voices, emboldened by the poignant atmosphere, chant “Nicaragua Libre!” Danzas por Nicaragua, a subset of the Nicaraguan cultural San Francisco-based nonprofit Chavalos de […]

Necessity Package Deliveries to Diriomo, Nicaragua

On December 29th, 2019, a group of volunteers went to the city of Diriomo to the region of San Diego to deliver Christmas baskets on this occasion, 55 packages were delivered benefiting families living in extreme poverty in this community. In the photos provided you can see our packages consisting of food and basic home […]

9na Gala El Güegüense “Raza y Resistencia”

On behalf of the entire Chavalos team, we want to thank all the people who attended and supported our 9th Anniversary Gala of El Gueguense that took place on October 12, 2019 at the Brava Theater Center, without a doubt it has become In a whole tradition here in the Bay Area, where we can […]

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