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Nicaraguan singer Katia Cardenal in concert

  • Palenke Arts 1713 Obama Way Seaside, CA, 93955 United States (map)

Katia Cardenal was born in Nicaragua in 1963. She became a fan of popular music at an early age, singing in the chorus at Managua's El Colegio Teresianochorus. She began to perform in public with her brother, Salvador, when they were just 16. They called themselves the Duo Guardabarranco, after the national bird of Nicaragua. It did not take long for her fresh harmonies, original poetry, and melodic songs to gain popularity. 

She was not only recognized by people in her country, but also internationally by the supporters of Movimiento de la Nueva Canción Latinoamericana. With only a few years of experience, she began to tour the Americas and Europe. Amidst her other work, Katia also graduated as a musical educator from the Escuela de Música de Managua in 1984. From 1984-94 she worked as a flute and solfege teacher for kids and adolescents in different schools. Since January 1997, she has strengthened her solo career and moved to Europe. She has released nine solo albums, which represented different stages of her career. 

She has explored new topics and rhythms with musicians from Norway, Nicaragua, Sweden, but has always remained faithful to the songs that inspired her two decades ago. In 2004, she started her own record label called Moka Discos in Nicaragua. Currently, she gives concerts and continues doing her songs, her brother Salvador Cardenals songs, and those of other Hispanic and Scandinavian composers. She luces in Nicaragua. 

During her career she has performed in the United States, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Russia, Panama, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Switzerland, Canada, Chile, Luxemburgo, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, England, Panama, Austria, Colombia, and is constantly touring with her daughter Nina Cardenal who plays The Guitar with Katia since 2008

Tickets: General: $20 Advance $25/Door

Youth/Senior $10.- Advance $15/Door

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