Archaeologists say the petroglyphs depict a hummingbird — a symbol of fertility— and the rivers near the site where they found the rock.
Archaeologists unearthed and moved the rock for conservation and study with the help of experts from the National Museum.
The Costa Rican rapper Nakury uses music to express social concerns.
(Courtesy of Nakury)
The passion to empower others is what has driven the Costa Rican rapper Nakury to share her work with the world. Nakury, who was born in Turrialba as Natasha Campos, grew up with a strong conviction that culture could be sued as a medium of communication and education for her audience. Her passion for the […]
Artists John Frannea (left) and Paul Smith create a work of art with an environmental message.
(Courtesy of Paul Smith)
“Here in Monteverde, our spring water is crystal pure. Nevertheless, we transport truckloads of water in small plastic bottles up and down the mountain.”
Jose Ramírez is back – with a few friends. The blues musician will take the stage on Friday, April 21, at the Eugene O’Neill Theater at the Costa RIcan North American Cultural Center in Barrio Dent, San Pedro. The show, “A Night of Blues,” will feature the Jose Ramírez Project along with Manuel Obregon and other guests. Tickets are on sale at Bansbach stores, Vintage Studio and at the theater box office. More information at https://www.facebook.com/thejoseramirezproject/.
(Courtesy of Jose Ramírez)
A new blues show takes the stage tonight at the CCCN in San Pedro.
A necklace by designer Fiorella Pattoni.
(Courtesy of Fiorella Pattoni)
Fiorella Pattoni explains her jewelry-making process in our Weekend Arts Spotlight.
Jorge Salazar, of La Iguana Chocolate in Puriscal, opens cacao fruit in the orchard. Volunteers at La Iguana learn how to process cacao from bean to bar.
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How has travel and tourism affected Costa Rican cuisine, and how can we embrace local ingredients without shutting out the world?
Pável Aguilar seeks to communicate the untold stories of Honduran migrants who return – particularly those who lost a limb on their journey.
(Via Pável Aguilar’s website)
“There’s a conviction that even though they’re in a precarious condition, there will always be a better tomorrow.” Artist Pável Aguilar gives a voice to Honduran migrants in an exhibit now on display in San José.
MaryLu Tosi, at left, during a 1982 production of “Hello, Dolly!” by the Little Theatre Group in Costa Rica.
(Courtesy of Margarita Downey)
MaryLu Tosi was ubiquitous on the Little Theatre Group stage during her years in Costa Rica.
“Casa en Tierra Ajena” explores the root causes of Central American migration to the United States.
(Via Casa en Tierra Ajena’s Website)
“It’s an interesting paradox for the U.S. audience because [Central American] migration is produced by an economic activity whose main market is the United States,” says scholar Carlos Sandoval.
Luis Carmona, double bass player, first from left.
(Courtesy of Luis Carmona)
“Although we are a musically advanced country within the Central American region, we still have a long way to go.” Meet Luis Carmona.