I personally like to dance to merengue music in Nicaragua. It’s the same music you’ll hear in most of Latin America. There’s also too much of the reggaetón music (the popular new rap music that’s all over Latin America and the US) in Nicaragua, but for the most part there’s a lot of good dancing that makes any gringo look fat. I’ve gone out personally in Nicaragua and have taken lessons, and got up to the level I feel comfortable and have fun with. Nicaragua’s music is mostly music you can dance to.
A good amount of traditional music in Nicaragua has gone by the wayside, being replaced by new music. It’s like the rest of the world in Nicaragua: in with the new and out with the old. The new stuff in Nicaragua is similar to what I’ve seen in the US or Canada. As an example, Daddy Yankee and other similar singers are becoming popular. It’s the same in Mexico, in all of Latin America, and in most of the US as well.
(Salsa Night at Pasta La Vista, Northern Nicaragua, pictured.)