Here are a few examples of the houses and life in the miskito-creole village of Tasbapouni, a coastal village in the Pearl Lagoon basin.
Last night I got the exciting news that the hottest rising stars in the Miskitu music scene, the Cangrejo Man Band, is doing a first-ever Caribbean coast tour. First ever not just for the Cangrejo Man Band, but this route by sea down the Caribbean coast is a first for any band! They will be [...]
We left Bluefields with the goal of partying in Puerta Cabezas for New Year’s Eve. We left just after Christmas on a commercial panga direct to Tasbapauni, a creole/miskito community located about 1/3 of the way. Surely it would be plenty of time reach Port (as the locals call it) to see how the coast’s [...]
Guess who is coming to perform in Tasbapauni this weekend?? Florian M! He is world famous in Bilwi as one of the primier Miskito musical artists. Check out his latest hit: Cangrejo (at least watch it until you see the Mr. Redsleeves doing the hammer dance)!
I remember thinking, “this pork has a lot of funny little bones.” When I asked which part it came from, the cook said, “flipper.” And that was my first experience eating sea turtle. I have only eaten it a handful of times and only in the communities where it is customary to eat what is [...]
Tasbapauni fisherman haul in their catch. Shark meat sells for about C$3/pound (about 13 cents) in Bluefields. The fins are cut off and sold to china for about C$70/pound ($3.18). This tiger shark had a big lump in his belly and inside was a turtle shell.