Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Bluefields Sound System Brings Reggae to Managua

December 19, 2008

Two young New Yorkers with an ambitious plan to rescue the traditional sounds of Nicaragua’s southern Caribbean port town held a concert in Managua last weekend as part of a campaign to promote the coast’s rich but threatened musical tradition.

Alexander Scott and Edwin ReedSanchez are on a mission to revive the Creole and indigenous musical tradition in Bluefields, while infusing the old sounds with new instruments and technology.

“We’re trying to develop the tradition of music in Bluefields and rescue the culture,” Scott told The Nica Times.

The impoverished coast’s musical tradition, which is inspired by the annual Palo de Mayo – or Maypole – celebration, is eroding as local artists have few resources to promote or develop their talents.

The two started the first recording studio and reggae school on the Caribbean to record local artists and hosted its first live concert in Managua Dec. 13, which was headlined with the comeback of Bluefields reggae legend Profesòr Sabu.

To find out more, go to the project’s new Website, visit www.bluefieldsound.com.

–Blake Schmidt

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measure
Costa Rica
1620 views
Costa Rica
1620 views

Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measure

AFP - October 1, 2020

Costa Rica on Wednesday announced the closure of the country's embassy and consulate general in Caracas, effective Thursday, as part…

Ports and highways blocked in rejection of Costa Rica’s IMF proposal
Costa Rica
21729 views
Costa Rica
21729 views

Ports and highways blocked in rejection of Costa Rica’s IMF proposal

The Tico Times - October 1, 2020

Protesters blocked roads and ports in different parts of Costa Rica on Wednesday in a protest against planned negotiations with…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 30
Costa Rica
5593 views
Costa Rica
5593 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 30

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2020

Costa Rica announced 24 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 904, according to official data…