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Kool and the Gang album – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe music of Nicaragua is influenced by Mexico, Peru, Cuba, and the United States. Nicaragua has local musicians who play music that's a fusion of rap and pop music in Spanish. There are also new bands bringing a new era and feel of music.
 
One peculiar thing about Nicaragua's music is that the 80s and 90s songs from the United States are popular. Nicaraguans love the oldies music, which makes you feel like you're going back in time. The most popular radio stations are those that play oldies music like the songs of Air Supply and Kool & the Gang. When you turn on your radio in Granada, you'll go back to the 80s right away.  
 
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Salsa Night at Pasta Viva, Northern Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI 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.     
 
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Music in Nicaragua is varied and eachMusicians in Nicaragua playing marimba – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living​ three regions (Pacific, North and Caribbean) have a distinct sound. Before discussing that, however, it is important to remark that the music in Nicaragua has been influenced by Europeans (specifically Spanish) and indigenous tribes.
 
On the Pacific area can be heard a lot of trova composers such as the Mejía Godoy broders or Dúo Guardabarranco and folklore characterized by the sound of the marimba.
 
In the north prevails the polka and mazurka in which the accordion and the talate violin are​ really prominent.
 
In the Caribbean region, the most popular music is the one used at Palo de Mayo, which is a sensual dance to celebrate the welcoming of rain, production and new life. Also, soca, punta and reggae music are very popular. 
 
Nicaragua also has classical composers like José de la Cruz Mena (most popular composition: 'Ruins') and Luis Abraham Delgadillo (most popular compositions: 'Sinfonía Incaica' and 'Teotihuacán').
 
Other famous composers of the Nicaraguan sound were Camilo Zapata (most popular songs: 'Caballito Chontaleño', 'Cara al Sol' and 'El Solar de Monimbó'), Erwin Kruger ('Barrio de pescadores') and Justo Santos, creator of 'La Mora Limpia'. 
 

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