I’m not sure what brings most tourists to Managua. But if you’re lucky enough to be a traveler here, its charms will have enough time to sneak up on you. Take art, for example. From music to ceramics to oils, this place explodes with expression. We meet kids at the national music school who give us an impromptu jazz piano concert.
It’s as if all those decades of war gave artists ammunition of their own. We are riddled through with awe. I’d become a collector if I weren’t traveling in a tin can. These three pieces come along for the rest of the ride.
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