La Voz de Guanacaste marks holiday with video tribute to beloved northwestern province

July 25, 2014
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To celebrate this year’s 190th anniversary of the annexation of the Partido de Nicoya, bilingual community newspaper La Voz de Guanacaste (The Voice of Guanacaste) has put together a musical video tribute based on Guadalupe Urbina’s song, “Vengo de una Tierra” (“I Come from a Land”). Urbina is a breathtaking Guanacastecan singer-songwriter (you’ll be blown away by her appearance in the video), and she considers this particular song a “gift to my people.”

To film the video, La Voz de Guanacaste asked Tica and Tico musicians from all over the world to film themselves singing a verse of Urbina’s song. As La Voz Editor-in-Chief Emiliana Garcia noted, “Some  recorded their parts from Europe, others from the roof of their houses. Some used real video cameras while others used their cellphones. It is a sweet video.”

If you aren’t yet familiar with La Voz de Guanacaste, check them out – they’re doing some pretty good work in the area of community reporting. This video was posted by Roberto Acuña, a vivacious former La Nación staffer who gave up the big-city, big-paper life to throw his lot in with coastal community reporting based out of Nicoya. ¡Viva Guanacaste!

Read La Voz de Guanacaste in Spanish or English by clicking here.

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