Changing paradigms in La Carpio through volunteering
Artists
366 views1
Artists
366 views1

Changing paradigms in La Carpio through volunteering

Elizabeth Lang - January 12, 2017

Part Three of a four-part series. Read Part One here and Part Two here. Is it possible for a single organization to change the face of a…

Meet Alicia Avilés, the perseverant immigrant leader of La Carpio’s cultural growth
Artists
306 views
Artists
306 views

Meet Alicia Avilés, the perseverant immigrant leader of La Carpio’s cultural growth

Elizabeth Lang - January 9, 2017

Part Two in a four-part series. Read Part One here. Is it possible for a single organization to transform one of Costa Rica’s toughest neighborhoods? La Carpio, the shantytown…

Rebuilding the community of La Carpio through cultural education
Artists
520 views
Artists
520 views

Rebuilding the community of La Carpio through cultural education

Elizabeth Lang - January 6, 2017

Is it possible for a single organization to transform one of Costa Rica's toughest neighborhoods? La Carpio, the shantytown located in La Uruca, San José, is synonymous in the…

The Black side of the story: Afro-Costa Rican MC Huba Watson
Artists
453 views
Artists
453 views

The Black side of the story: Afro-Costa Rican MC Huba Watson

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - December 5, 2016

Huba Antonio Watson Webley, Costa Rica’s double platinum lyricist and rapper, took time out of his busy schedule with the release of his first solo EP, called…

Meet Sarai González, the inspiring Tica in Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo” video
Artists
2390 views2
Artists
2390 views2

Meet Sarai González, the inspiring Tica in Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo” video

Elizabeth Lang - October 26, 2016

If you've sampled social media at any time during the past couple of months, you've probably tapped your toes to “Soy Yo” (“I'm Me”). The music video for…

5 questions for a Costa Rican singer
Artists
219 views
Artists
219 views

5 questions for a Costa Rican singer

Amanda Zúñiga - September 25, 2016

Anyone who has seen Gustavo Salazar onstage can tell he is quite comfortable there – as if that's where he was born to be. Nevertheless, he says he still feels as if…

5 questions for blues musician Steve Arvey
Artists
221 views
Artists
221 views

5 questions for blues musician Steve Arvey

Amanda Zúñiga - June 19, 2016

Steve Arvey is a Chicago-born musician who has been playing the blues since the age of 18. When starting his career, Arvey worked as a sideman on…

Desamparados, 1984 and Prince: A Tribute
Arts and Culture
500 views1
Arts and Culture
500 views1

Desamparados, 1984 and Prince: A Tribute

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - June 4, 2016

It has been just over a month since the sudden, shocking death of Prince Rogers Nelson, who I believe was one of the greatest musicians of all…

5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell
Newsletter
357 views
Newsletter
357 views

5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell

Amanda Zúñiga - May 22, 2016

DJ Esteban Howell has come a long way since his piano lessons as a kid. After performing in music venues across Central America and Mexico over the last 15 years, he has become one of…

Pop icon Prince dead at 57
Arts and Culture
308 views
Arts and Culture
308 views

Pop icon Prince dead at 57

AFP - April 21, 2016

NEW YORK – Pop icon Prince -- one of the most influential but elusive figures in music -- died suddenly at his compound in Minnesota on Thursday, a…