Commemorating the 106th anniversary of the birth of Camilo Zapata, Nicaraguan composer and singer-songwriter, the municipality organized a concert to honor the memory of El Clarinero Mayor.
He was born on September 25, 1917 in the capital city, the son of a woman from Jinotepina and a man from Chinandega, he was baptized with the name Ramón Arnoldo Zapata Zuñiga, however, his maternal grandmother called him Camilo from his first years of life, a name with which which would be known to this day.
The tribute took place this Wednesday, September 20, at the Camilo Zapata House of Culture and Creativity, with musical performances by students and teachers from the houses of culture and creativity of Managua; in addition, from the National School of Music and the Conservatory of Music of the National Polytechnic University.
This concert was attended by Vice Mayor Enrique Armas Rosales, who highlighted the legacy of the singer-songwriter and the support that the Good Government provides to art and culture, being part of his songs Flor de mi Colina, Minga Rosa Pineda, Caballito Chontaleño, El Solar de Monimbó, El nandaimeño, among others.
“At the end of his great career he ended up recording 7 albums, Don Camilo's recording production is one of the most important in the history of Nicaraguan music, we are talking about the fact that he composed 600 songs, the Father of Son Nica is definitely one of the greats musicians of all time, now that we have a government that cares about paying tribute to our artists and how much Don Camilo Zapata deserves all these tributes," said the mayor of the capital.
The Camilo Zapata House of Culture and Creativity was inaugurated in February of this year and offers free classes in singing, guitar, piano and violin. It currently has a student population of 203 students, 85 men and 118 women.