The autochthonous inhabitants are ethnic and language groups of the Matagalpa family, who cultivated beans, cacao, yucca, quequisque and sweet pepper. In pre-Hispanic times they occasionally traded with other regions.

Reed baskets

Dances and music 

The longest-established musical group in the municipality is made up of three traditional guitarists: Claudio Vega, Emiliano Urbina and Eduardo Roque, who specialize in entertaining with varied music, especially with traditional Nicaraguan rhythms and trova.

Also in Muy Muy is the singer, Francisco Javier Matute Peña; and the musical group Legado, directed by Erling Rojas.

Crafts

Saddlery is a consequence of the work of livestock production as the first economic product of the municipality. This trade constitutes the work of preparation and production of different leather products such as girdles, saddles, shafts and saddles. They work different types of leather such as suede, calf and vaquetón, as well as fine leather, which is exported from Guatemala.

Basketry is an important part of the crafts of the community of San Pedro, where a family continues the ancestral tradition of making baskets.

Traditional trades or practices  

Coffee cutter: coffee being the second product of the municipality, numerous local families participate in the golden bean collection season, to cover the demand for temporary labor from the local coffee plantations. Those from the community and the urban area cut coffee on the Santa Fe and La Estrella farms.

coffee cultivation

Tanners: They are in charge of cleaning the leather and transforming it into cowhide, a material used to prepare leather products. They use two ways: with chemicals or with the nancite crust, the process with the nancite crust takes 25 days and with chemicals 11.

Midwives or midwives: they are women who assist pregnant women at the time of delivery.

Sites of historical and cultural interest 

Cave of Santa Ana: located in the middle part of El Llano hill. Inside the cave you can see petroglyphs, go hiking in its surroundings to observe the flora and fauna of the place, admire the landscape and take pictures. This site is believed to have been an indigenous settlement.

It is located 550 meters away from the Los Chilamates creek, in a northwest direction and two kilometers from the Grande de Matagalpa river, in a southeast direction. It is located in the community of Santa Ana, El Esquirín region, on the property of Mr. Virgilio Membreño.

Visit the cueva The Cliff, another ideal place to know different rock formations in the municipality, it has good accessibility. Here you can go hiking to reach some natural springs near the place, observe the flora and fauna, learn about the use of the land for the cultivation of basic grains, and about the pastures for grazing cattle, since the area is highly active in these economic areas.

Animal husbandry

This cave is located in the Compasagua region, 350 meters from the Guiligua River.

Do not miss visiting the Peñas Blancas cave, It is 15 meters deep by two meters high, this site is characterized by its vegetation, here you can observe a flora of large and scattered bushes, vines in various varieties and ferns, grassland areas and areas dedicated to the cultivation of basic grains and the raising of domestic animals, cattle and pigs.

It is ideal to learn about other natural resources in which economic activities of the community are present and share their way of life.

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