Tapado Vargas and the healing power of sound
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Tapado Vargas and the healing power of sound

Iva Alvarado - September 30, 2018

This week I visited the workspace of renowned Costa Rican musician Carlos ¨Tapado¨ Vargas. Tapado is a musician and composer who specializes in percussion and photography. He’s…

6 questions for an aerial acrobat: ‘It means freedom, risk, and strength’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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6 questions for an aerial acrobat: ‘It means freedom, risk, and strength’

Amanda Zúñiga - September 23, 2018

As our Weekend Arts Spotlight celebrates its third anniversary, we take a look back at the first edition of the weekly series, published in 2015. The Tico…

Engraving empathy with Andrea Bravo
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Engraving empathy with Andrea Bravo

Iva Alvarado - September 9, 2018

Andrea Bravo, 23, is an engraving student at the University of Costa Rica who uses her personal experiences to create empathy for all kinds of women's issues…

Three hours with a Costa Rican songwriter
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Three hours with a Costa Rican songwriter

Iva Alvarado - September 2, 2018

In 2017, Berenice Jiménez represented Costa Rica in the International Festival of Songwriters, an achievement that came to her unexpectedly and kept her in the public eye.…

From seashells to Pee-Pah! – a photo essay with Costa Rican musician Andrés Cervilla
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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From seashells to Pee-Pah! – a photo essay with Costa Rican musician Andrés Cervilla

Iva Alvarado - August 26, 2018

Andrés Cervilla has done so much throughout his career that it's impossible to cover it all in one sitting. He recently opened his studio to us and talked…

7 questions for a Chilean muralist in Costa Rica
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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7 questions for a Chilean muralist in Costa Rica

Kate Hanley - August 19, 2018

JACÓ – The latest artist to unleash his professional talent through Artify Jacó, a project that promotes the arts in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, is Chilean muralist…

Costa Rican artist Elizabeth Argüello designed a Google doodle for Sunday
World Cup 2018
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World Cup 2018
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Costa Rican artist Elizabeth Argüello designed a Google doodle for Sunday

The Tico Times - June 17, 2018

The Costa Rican artist and muralist Elizabeth Argüello designed the Google doodle (logo) for Sunday's World Cup match against Serbia, the daily La Nación reported. For the design she decided…

Costa Rican rapper Nativa releases new album
Music and Concerts
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Music and Concerts
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Costa Rican rapper Nativa releases new album

Elizabeth Lang - June 12, 2018

Costa Rican rapper Nativa has released her second album, "Semilla Nativa" ("Native Seed"), which combines rap with Latin American rhythms and activist lyrics. The album is released…

5 questions for a Canadian punk rock band in Costa Rica
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for a Canadian punk rock band in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - June 10, 2018

Using music as an excuse to continue a lifetime friendship, but also for travel and as a means of expression: that's what has characterized the Canadaian punk…

5 questions for a Salvadoran street artist in Costa Rica
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for a Salvadoran street artist in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - June 3, 2018

Art as therapy. Art as a way to relax a daily, unstoppable anxiety that appears unexpectedly. Art as a release, the reason why Salvadoran street artist Dunkest…