1880 – 1971
Who was Ñico Lora?
When he was a child, he learned how to play the button accordion. Though he was not educated in musical theory, he reached a high level of success for his endeavors. His most important songs were San Antonio, Tingo Talango, Eres La Mujer Más Bella, Pedrito Chávez and San Francisco. These songs still stand in time as an essential part of the musical roots of the Dominican people.
Ñico Lora died on April 9, 1971 in the town of Navarrete, where there is a plaza called "La Plaza de la Cultura Ñico Lora" which was built in 1997 to honor his achievements and contributions to Dominican music. A statue in his memory was raised in Santiago in 2007.
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- Nico Lora
- Apr 10, 1971
on July 23, 2013