It was a great year for the Maypole festival! Here are a few photos from the carnival (daytime shots) and the Tulululu (night shots).
Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the official Maypole festival plan 2013 This has been translated interpreted from the original version in spanish (by yours truly). Objective: Promote the Maypole culture from the Caribbean towns and to contribute to greater tourism Date Time […]
Maypole schedule right here! If you were ever going to come visit the area, May is the month to do it! May is when the biggest celebrations happen and the rain is still a month away. The May pole festival is one of the most over-the-top parties in the country and is still “undiscovered” […]
In Bluefields, Nicaragua, the month of May is a celebration of the beginning of the rainy season, ruled by Mayayaya, a fertility goddess that the population worships by throwing parties in the street on random days, parading down the street dressed in carnival-style outfits and marching en masse on the last day of the month […]
The morning started out pouring rain but cleared up to give us a fantastic afternoon for the 2012 Maypole festival! Here are a few shots of the carnival that weaved through town and is currently poppin down at Parque Reyes as I type!
The Carnival of drummers and dancers marching through the streets of Bluefields: Saturday, 26th of May! Tulululu parading from Old Bank to Cotton Tree: Thursday, 31st of May! Fly, bus, panga, walk or run to the Caribbean coast to see the biggest party of the year! Need help getting here or finding a place to […]
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:
Translated from bluefieldsradios.com — In the early 1980s Grupo Zinica was organized, composed of older musicians who played solo. They played May Pole with the traditional rhythm, adding special banjo accompaniment. It consisted of: Walter Lackwood, Victor Perry, Claudio and Landim Omier, HuberthPerry and Edwin Campbell. They managed to record an LP, and their performances were so contagious and enjoyable that, in Leo Gordon’s home in the neighborhood Old Bank was where the writer Julio Cortazar, during a trip done in 1980, with his wife Carol, the […]
Wow!! If you missed it, what a shame. If you were there, you won’t forget it! Check out some of the highlights from this year’s May Pole celebration in Bluefields, Nicaragua:
A little taste of Nicaraguan’s Caribbean coast during the month of May. The music is an old folk song from who knows how far back. If you like it, check it out recorded live: