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 […]

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