This August 26, the Mayor's Office of Managua, in strengthening the cultural identity and historical heritage of the country, paid tribute to the composer Luis Abraham Delgadillo Rivas, on the 135th anniversary of his birth, in the Los Ilustres roundabout of the General Cemetery, where the municipal authorities placed a floral offering and the musical band of the Commune interpreted pieces of the works of Delgadillo, among them; the Fire Dance and the Arrow Dance.
Luis Abraham Delgadillo Rivas is considered the most outstanding classical composer of Nicaragua, cited in more than seven specialized dictionaries and in several works of Latin American music history, he was and is recognized as one of the most important composers of the American continent.
During the tribute, Vice Mayor Enrique Armas Rosales highlighted the great legacy he left for all future generations of Nicaraguan musicians.
“This morning we are paying tribute to maestro Luis Delgadillo, one of the greatest composers in the history of Nicaragua, who, thanks to his talent, directed concerts in important Latin American theaters in Venezuela, New York, Panama and Cuba, in addition to writing the music of our national anthem,” said Armas.
Clemente Guido, Director of Historical Heritage, before special guests from MINED and the National Institute of Culture, highlighted Delgadillo's influence on the music of that time, rescuing the identity of indigenous peoples.
“Delgadillo is a genius of music, thanks to his talent the government of the time gave him a scholarship to study at the Milan conservatory and after he graduated he began to study and rescue the indigenous music of Latin America, he also directed the Band for six years. of the Supreme Powers, was a music teacher at the Escuelas Normales de Señoritas and was General Director of Musical Culture of Nicaragua,” the historian specified.