Lively Entertainment by Los Mejia Godoy
If you enjoy new musical experiences then a show by Los Mejia Godoy during your stay in Nicaragua is a must. This brilliant band consists of the brothers Carlos and Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy. The pair are excellent musicians and have become somewhat of a national icon.
Carlos and Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy were both born in Somoto, Madriz, to a family of self-taught musicians. It was this strong musical background that has largely shaped and molded their abilities over the years. They learned to not only play musical instruments but to write songs from a very young age. Many of their songs are inspired by the traditions of the people of Nicaragua and the love for freedom and peace that is widespread amongst her people.
But what is it about this musical duo that makes them so captivating? Thirty-five years of work in the industry certainly has its advantages. The pair has managed to record more than a hundred songs both inside and outside of Nicaragua. They have traveled the Caribbean, Latin America, the U.S., Europe, Asia and Canada. Los Mejia Godoy have chosen to use their popularity to not only share their own repertoire, but also to spread the musical legacy of their home country by performing works by a number of other famous Nicaraguan composers such as Justo Santos, Erwin Kruger, Camilo Zapata, Victor Manuel Leiva and Gaston Rafael Perez.
When one looks at their background and their creative works, it is easy to understand how Los Mejia Godoy have revolutionized Nicaraguan music and folklore. Little wonder then that their fellow country-men are incredibly proud of them. If you happen to see a poster advertising a concert by the pair when you next visit Nicaragua, make sure that you waste no time in booking a ticket. Carlos and Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy have an exquisite repertoire and their performances often last as long as four hours. There is simply no better introduction to Nicaraguan music and culture. Their passionate music is captivating and you’ll find yourself riveted as you enjoy the entire performance from beginning to end.