Tag Archives: locally famous

Heavyweight fighter Evans Quinn on the run

He was a heavyweight contender born into a family of boxers from a tiny community on the Caribbean coast. Now he is a man on the run, wanted for murder. Evans Quinn It’s been an interesting few months watching this story unfold. Admittedly this post is a bit early because the situation has not been […]

Adios, Mango Ghost

Sad news from Bluefields today. One of the last living legends of Maypole music is no longer with us. Jose Sinclair, better known as Mango Ghost, died yesterday afternoon. Here are a few clips from Bluefields Sound System celebrating the music he sang. …and this one is FOR Mango, by Osberto Jerez:

4 Brothers

“Hey man, where is the party at tonight,” I ask him in Spanish. “Well, you can go to Lala’s, then to Cima Club, then to 4 Brothers,” he tells me while deftly weaving through traffic and pedestrians in his taxi. I asked him knowing the answer, but I had new friends in tow who were […]

Sabu’s Bay of Pigs story

There is a local socca artist from here named Sabu. Sabu says he is 70 years old but you wouldn’t guess it by watching him perform. One time I asked Sabu if he fought in the war and he said no. I was surprised so I asked him again. “You didn’t hove to fight at […]


“Who dat man what carry dat sack a sticks an have three strings on him guitar? Dey call him Bitterwood!” He chicken steps as he belts out his tune, jerking his legs opposite his guitar in like a rock n roll parrot allowed to evolve on a secluded island. Bitterwood is originally from Tasbapauni but […]

Miss Nicaragua

The nation has spoken. The Atlantic coast has the prettiest girls in Nicaragua. This month Miss Nicaragua, Scharlette Allen from Bluefields, competes in Las Vegas for the title of Miss Universe. UPDATE: Our Scharlette Allen lost to Miss Mexico. In fact, she didn’t even make it to the finals. I think she placed 92nd out […]