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Parrandera: Guanacaste’s Party Soundtrack

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By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com 1

You don’t have to be an expert to imagine that a musical rhythm called parrandera (a Spanish term relating to partying) is an explosion of flavor and joy....

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The Festival de la Tortilla in Corralillo’s Growth Challenges Organizers to Find More Volunteers

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By Sebastián Rodríguez - sebas211297@gmail.com 1

Marimba music, the ...

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Veteran Tenor and Troubadour

By Erika Mora - erika@vozdeguanacaste.com

I can’t stop staring at Don Manuel’s eyes. They’re blue, sunken and still young. We’re at his home on Calle Real, and he didn’t think twice about opening his door to me, introducing his wife and offering me a refreshing beverage.

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Guanacaste Continues Giving Folklore to Costa Rica: The Marimba Is Now a National Symbol

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By Andrea Solano B. - Special 3

Once again Guanacaste extends its generous cultural contributions to the rest of Costa Rica. On March 2, President Luis Guillermo Solís signed Law 9419, which declares marimba a “national symbol of Costa Rican culture and folklore.”

The law also designates Nov. 30...

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Cazar: Re-Purposing Home Goods to Create a Personalized Interior

By Mary Smathers - Nosara Citizen Journalist

Emma Kinsey, 10 year Nosara resident who helped found Nosara Artisans, and Lily Walter, owner of Hot Tamale dress shop, joined forces to create a unique home goods store, Cazar.

When Walter...

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Indigenous Youth Create Public Art for Matambú

By David Bolaños

A new mural is livening up the center of Matambú indigenous territory with urban-style graffiti and Chorotega influences, thanks to efforts by a group of youngsters from the community.

The group, which includes people aged 14-20, is named Jóvenes Artistas...

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Show Up, Collaborate (and Drink) This Saturday at the Nosara Craft Beer Fest

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

 

December has no scarcity of reasons to drink and celebrate. At the Nosara...

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Liberia To Become a ‘City of Flavors’

By María Fernanda Cruz - editor@vozdeguanacaste.com

Guanacaste will hold its next cultural and sustainable gastronomic fair, “City of Flavors,” on Sat., Nov. 5 at Calle Real in Liberia.

 

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Balo Gómez: ‘With Los de la Bajura, People Began Paying for Folkloric Shows’

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

In the center of Santa Cruz is a small, professional recording studio with an orange reception room and green couches straight out of the seventies. The smell of cigarettes permeates the space, transporting you back to the bohemian nights of that era.

The studio’s main...

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Bachata, Nicoya’s Erogenous Zone

By David Bolaños

Bachata is the new ballad. DJ Marbel Arias says he is convinced of that while dozens of couples dance to the rhythm of “Se desesperaba” by Ricardo Montaner, in Tío Juan restaurant in Nicoya, on a Thursday in September.

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Int’l Poetry Festival Brings Verses to Guanacastecan Classrooms

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

World-class lyrical poetry is coming to Guanacastecan classrooms at the upcoming International Poetry Festival, to be held in the province from Sept. 30-Oct. 10.

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