Awesome CD’s from Nicaragua

Sorry folks…I kinda ripped off the above title from another audioblog. But everything in this post is either bootlegged or stolen, so at least I’m consistent.

Anyway, I was in Nicaragua for about a week visiting family and came across some bootleg CD vendors – which is the pretty much how Nicaraguans get down with their music. I didn’t dig for any vinyl because I only had a smaller carry-on suitcase. Plus it was so fucking hot that I really didn’t want to stray to far from my cold beer. But I did get a few contacts for vinyl collections in both Managua and Leon, which I will exploit the next time I go back (October perhaps).

Despite all that, Nicaragua doesn’t really have a large music tradition like Mexico, Brazil or Colombia. I still did find some pretty cool stuff from the 60’s and 70’s. Most the music is 60’s rock, but I did manage to find a pretty dope descaraga track from Leon’s Los Hermanos Cortez, a group which was featured in Adam’s Musica Del Alma audioblog. Also, I found some music from the Atlantic coast, palo de mayo stuff, which I wrote about a while back aswell. I was going to throw up some Carlos Mejía Godoy (famous Nicaraguan folk singer), but COMMUNIST MUSIC IS BORING. ¡a la gran púchica!

1. Los Hermanos Cortez: El Apolo 9

2. Los Barbaros del Ritmo de Bluefields: Canción Desconocida

3. Los Pancho 5 Hippie: Cocktel Margarita

4. Los Rockets: Tema de William

5 Responses to “Awesome CD’s from Nicaragua”

  1. 1 Cathy April 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Digging it! Especially Los Pancho 5 Hippie, but how could I not like something called “Cocktel Margarita”.

  2. 2 Adam June 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    “El Apolo 9” is from the LP on my blog. Totally overlooked it!

  3. 3 Alcides Rojas April 3, 2014 at 10:36 am


    Greetings from Managua, Nicaragua

    About the track number two:

    2. Los Barbaros del Ritmo de Bluefields: “Judith drownded” is her title.

    Mr. Silvester Hodgson ‘Tantó” from Cotton Tree in Bluefields is the author.


    Alcides Rojas

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