Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - July 15, 2016

You knew it was coming: Costa Rica's own Pokemon Go Pub Crawl, organized by Carpe Chepe tonight in downtown San José, complete with Pokemon experts, four shots,…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - July 8, 2016

Get out of Chepe this weekend and head to lovely, laid-back Cahuita, Limón, for the fourth edition of the Walter Ferguson International Calypso Festival. Stroll through town…

5 questions for Costa Rican musician Pablo Rojas
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Newsletter
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5 questions for Costa Rican musician Pablo Rojas

Elizabeth Lang - March 6, 2016

Pablo Rojas has packed a lot of versatility into his short career: the Costa Rican musician has explored genres such as psychedelic rock, pop, experimental rock and…

First Costa Rican to receive UNESCO silver medal – meet ‘Nago de Nicoya’
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Arts and Culture
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First Costa Rican to receive UNESCO silver medal – meet ‘Nago de Nicoya’

Amanda Zúñiga - January 25, 2016

Costa Rican singer, songwriter, poet, and folklorist Abdénago Torres Melendez; better known as "Nago de Nicoya" is a one-man force of nature when it comes to sharing Costa…

5 questions for Costa Rican writer Diego Delfino – ‘I got into what I’m passionate about’
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Arts and Culture
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5 questions for Costa Rican writer Diego Delfino – ‘I got into what I’m passionate about’

Elizabeth Lang - January 3, 2016

The self-taught journalist and writer Diego Delfino, 35, was born in Costa Rica to Uruguayan parents, went to elementary and high school in Turrialba, and studied computer engineering…

In 2015, jazz reasserted itself
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Arts and Culture
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In 2015, jazz reasserted itself

Andy Beta | AFP - December 20, 2015

As year-end top-10 lists continue to roll in, the one album you'll find near the top of each is Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly." It's an…

Saying goodbye to El Steinvorth: a downtown cultural catalyst
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Saying goodbye to El Steinvorth: a downtown cultural catalyst

Elizabeth Lang - December 12, 2015

Bars open and close every month in San José. The fact that a downtown bar known as El Steinvorth is closing its doors might not, at first…

Dub sounds in Costa Rica: Mad Professor and Mad Elaine
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Arts and Culture
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Dub sounds in Costa Rica: Mad Professor and Mad Elaine

Masauko Chipembere - December 11, 2015

[caption id="attachment_83280" align="alignright" width="300"] (Via Facebook)[/caption] When I sent a note to the artist known as Mad Professor on his Facebook page asking for an interview, I…

PHOTOS: Zópilot! blows everyone away with farewell show at San José’s Cine Magaly
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Zópilot! blows everyone away with farewell show at San José’s Cine Magaly

Elizabeth Lang - December 6, 2015

Zópilot! performed for the last time on Friday, Dec. 4 at Cine Magaly in San José. Dressed in white, Andrés Araya, David Bolaños, Marco Alfaro, Franco Valenciano and…

5 questions for Costa Rican band 424 – ‘An album is a photograph’
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Arts and Culture
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5 questions for Costa Rican band 424 – ‘An album is a photograph’

Elizabeth Lang - December 6, 2015

Costa Rican rock band 424 has made its mark on the country’s music scene with its distinct groove, obscure frequencies and atmospheric sound. Felipe Pérez (vocals and…