Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy (CCB's One Hundredth Anniversary Concert Series Proudly Presents)
"It is the honor of my life to be able to present to you, Nicaragua's Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy. We present this once in a lifetime concert to you as a part of The Community Church of Boston's One Hundredth Anniversary concert series. Find out about us: www.communitychurchofboston.org." (Dean Stevens)
Luis Enrique Mejia, and his equally legendary brother, Carlos, were the soundtrack to the struggle against Nicaragua's US-backed dictator, Anastasio Somoza, whose brutal dynasty ruled that country from 1936 to 1979, then was overthrown in a struggle that galvanized the continent, a triumph that spoke to the power of people led by artists, priests and visionaries to bring about change in the world. It has been often said that the triumph of the Nicaraguan Revolution was achieved more through the moral power of the artistic vision of the Godoy Brothers, and the poetry of the recently deceased Ernesto Cardenal, than through armed struggle or military strategy. The power to galvanize an entire people with song is the embodiment of the work of these remarkable brothers.
I remember Luis Enrique and Carlos when they were in exile in Costa Rica during the late '70s, singing what came to be known as "Nueva Cancion", a new voice of freedom and struggle for a new continent to emerge from the ashes. It spoke of the condition of the campesino, the abject peonage of the coffee plantation peasants, the injustice of US imperialism in so many countries of the region.
Throughout the succession of decades and changes of government and regimes, Luis Enrique Mejeia's songs continue to shine a light, through the beauty of song and words on the people's struggle to finally achieve a true equality, democracy, peace.
To find out more about the Godoy brother's and their place in Latin America's Nueva Canción, visit: https://www.britannica.com/art/nueva-cancion/The-tumultuous-years-the-1970s-through-the-late-80s#ref1084238
Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy (Somoto, 19 de febrero de 1945) es un músico, compositor y cantautor nicaragüense.
Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy es uno de los más importantes cantautores nicaragüenses. Pertenece a una familia con tradición musical, su padre era músico y su hermano Carlos Mejía Godoy es también un renombrado músico. Participó activamente en el período de gobierno sandinista (1979 - 1990) con responsabilidades en él. Su obra, de contenido altamente social, es muy importante en la historia de la música de Nicaragua y Centroamérica.
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