San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Monteverde Festival Bound to Wow Once Again

MUSIC from across the spectrum of styles that do not make the Billboard Top 40 will enlighten concert goers in Monteverde.

The Monteverde Institute will host six weekends of concerts and dance performances in its music festival, which begins Friday, March 5.

Proceeds from the concerts will fund scholarships for those who cannot afford an education in music. All concerts are from 5:30 to 7 pm. Visitors $10 (¢4,200), Costa Ricans, ¢1,500 ($3.50) EVENT SCHEDULE:

March 5-6: Mekatelyu, reggae

March 12-13: Luis Castro and Trova Caribe, Caribbean calypso

March 19-20: Master Key, acapella choir

March 26-27: Javier Malca and Friends, Latin American indigenous music

April 2-3: Nandayure, Costa Rican folk dance

April 8-9: Manuel Obregón, pianist

April 10: Local talent night

THE Monteverde Institute Association is a non-profit organization that provides programs in conservation, tropical biology and sustainable architecture among others in partnership with schools and universities.

To make donations to the institute or help with its events and programs, make deposits at the Banco Nacional de Costa Rica #127-0000 156-8 (in colones) and #127-0000 6000010-1 (in dollars).

Donations are tax deductible in Costa Rica.

For more information call 645-5053, e-mail or see the Web site at www.mvinstitute. org


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