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Nicaragua Music and Dance

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Emily Mcgettrick

on 10 April 2014

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Transcript of Nicaragua Music and Dance

Music and Dance
Traditional Music and Dance
A combination of the cultures of the indigenous people and the European conquerors
The marimba
Nicaragua's National instrument
Most popular instrument
often accompanied by guitar or drums
Music is often paired with a theatrical dance to display Nicaraguan Folklore
Intricate costumes are key to many dances
Styles of Music
Music styles vary throughout the different regions of nicaragua
popular types of music include;
Garifuna music - punta
Palo de Mayo
Trencilla dresses: Worn in many types of marimba dance
Modern Music and Dance
Part of everyday life
Salsa, Mambo, Bachata
Rap and hip hop have become very popular younger generations
Artists such as daddy yankee. wisin y Yandel, and shakira
La Gigantona
A satirical Nicaraguan dance
Demonstrates spanish power over indigenous people
Spain is represented by the tall spanish woman
Nicaragua is represented by the small Enano Cabezon

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