Brisa, 10, plays the Marimba as her mom plays guitar at Quaker House

Brisa, 10, plays the Marimba as her mom plays guitar at Quaker House

We are spoiled as guests of Quaker House. Our meals are cooked for us and for the last two nights we have enjoyed personal concerts. (Read about our visit with Philip Montalban)

Tonight we heard some of the most popular folk songs in Nicaragua, played on Marimba by 10-year-old Brisa, and on guitar by her mother. The family, from Managua, are good friends with ProNica staff.

Brisa, who, again, is only 10, played a wooden Marimba intricately painted with mango trees. When her small concert of six songs was finished, she continued to play a song in her head by moving the mallets in the air, never touching the bars. She had an obvious passion for the music and smiled brightly as she played, and at our applause.

After the concert in the Quaker House living room, we were able to browse through handicrafts available for purchase that were made by the same family.

Now, a group is playing the card game Spoons, while others read, journal or visit.

Next up: Tomorrow we visit the Masaya Volcano National Park and Masaya Market, known for its artisan works.

Brisa, 10, plays the Marimba as her mom plays guitar at Quaker House

Brisa, 10, plays the Marimba as her mom plays guitar at Quaker House


One Comment

  1. Laurel Davis
    Posted January 4, 2014 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    I have enjoyed reading your blogs. I am eager to hear about the volcano visit since that is so different than anything we have in the continental US.

    Thanks for keeping us up to date!

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