In the District VII "Rafael Gastón Perez" singing contest organized by the Mayor's Office of Managua, this August 5 at the "William Ramírez" park in Villa Venezuela, 25 contestants participated in four categories; children, adolescents, youth and adults.
During these contests, the cultural legacy of great artists, such as Camilo Zapata, Tino López Guerra, Víctor Leyva, Justo Santos, Erwin Krüger, Marina Cárdenas, Rafael Gastón Pérez, is honored and they aim to discover new musical works.
Clemente Guido, Director of Historical Heritage explained that the call for the district music and singing competitions was well received in all the districts, the registered participants presented unpublished works inspired by the Patron Saint Festivities and in the Capital.
"The main objective of this municipal contest is to discover new lyrics, for new themes inspired by Managua, once we have the winning songs they will be set to music and recorded at the highest level," Guido said.
To select the winner, the qualifying jury evaluated the originality of the songs, tuning, scenic mastery and interpretation of unpublished songs that had the Managua Fiestas as their main theme.
Martha Elena Blandón, participated with the theme "Pregonera", she described this type of initiative as excellent to promote and strengthen the culture of Managua, "Nicaragua needs to have new composers, we must encourage the youth, who have love for Nicaragua, the promotion of culture is something that we have to thank our President, Comandante Daniel”.
The first place winners were the duet made up of father and son Róger Urbina; the second place was won by the young Kristell Centeno and the third place in the children's category was won by the girl Ivonne Alexandra Cortez. The finalists received prizes of 15,000, 12,000, 10,000 and 5,000 cordobas.