Alfonso Lovo

The son of a prominent Nicaraguan politician, Alfonso Noel Lovo was an obvious target when Sandinista rebels hijacked a Managua-bound flight from Miami in December of 1971, ultimately putting several rounds through the talented musician’s torso and hand. After several years, and as many surgeries, he would break ground on La Gigantona, his psychedelic pastiche of Latin jazz and pan-American funk, recorded in the Nicaraguan capital in 1976.

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