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November 30 – Honduran Composer Day

Part of the richness of our culture is thanks to the talent and creativity of Honduran men and women who, with great effort and many sacrifices, compose beautiful and hopeful songs.

Today, new generations are struggling to open up space in the national and international arena , young people who demonstrate the ability of Hondurans to create great works. We cannot also forget those who over time have managed to delight us with their compositions.

Honduran Composers

Although it is difficult to list all the composers, we want to name some of them:

  • Augusto C. Coello
  • Camilo Korea
  • Daniel Gomez Lemus
  • Danilo Ugarte
  • Eva Cortes
  • Federico Ramirez
  • Philip Ugarte
  • Francisco R. Diaz Zelaya
  • Herman Allan Padgett
  • Humberto Cano
  • William Anderson
  • Lidia Handal
  • Mario Jaen
  • Miguel Ugarte
  • Spinal Nile
  • Paco Medina
  • Polish
  • Raphael Coello Ramos
  • Rafael Manzanares-Aguilar
  • Seraphine de Milla
  • Shirley Paz

Creation of the Day of the Honduran Composer

It was on November 20, 2002 in the government of President Ricardo Maduro that it was established by decree to recognize the creative work of Honduran composers.

DECREE No. 386-2002

WHEREAS: The protection of authors and composers stimulates national creativity, the development of cultural and musical industries.

WHEREAS: It is necessary to strengthen the faith and hope of the Honduran people who are contributing to the process of Honduran music.

WHEREAS: That it is the power of the National Congress to create and decree honors and pensions for relevant services rendered to the country.

Art.1 – Declare DAY OF THE HONDURAN COMPOSER on November 30 of each year.

Art.2- This Decree will enter into force as of the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

Given in the city of Tegucigalpa, municipality of the Central District, in the Session Hall of the National Congress, on the thirteenth day of November, two thousand and two.

President of the National Congress
To the Executive Power

Therefore: Run.

Tegucigalpa, MDC November 20, 2002