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Ernesto Cardenal

Ernesto Cardenal Martínez (born 20 January 1925) is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest, poet, and politician. He is a liberation theologian and the founder of the primitivist art community in the Solentiname Islands, where he lived for more than ten years (1965–1977). A member of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, a party he has since left, he was Nicaragua's minister of culture from 1979 to 1987. He was prohibited from administering the sacraments in 1984 by Pope John Paul II, but rehabilitated by Pope Francis in 2019.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 20th, 1925 (Granada), Died March 1st, 2020 (Managua)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BAVE-66706 10-in. May 1932 Serenata rea Mercedes Simone Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cardenal, Ernesto," accessed October 24, 2020,

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"Cardenal, Ernesto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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