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Official Maypole schedule for 2013

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 festival

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” […]

Tulululu 2012…What was THAT?!

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 […]

May Pole Festival next week!

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 […]

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:

Grupo Zinica – Original Maypole Music!

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 […]