MUSIC AND DANCES
The Nicaraguan music and dances are a product of the heritage and the mixture of different cultures from indigenous tribes, European conquerors, and African slaves. The music and dances were born in the different regions of the country. Even though each region has its own traditions, all Nicaraguans consider themselves to share one cultural identity. This is why dances from the Caribbean Coast (that have a lot of African influence) are danced in the Pacific, and northern dances are just as well performed in the south. Here is an overview, divided in different cultural regions, of the folkloric dances and music.