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Caricaco Music Festival Brings Music Caravan to Nosara
• Five Costa Rican rock bands and a California band will put on the year's best music show

By Irina Guzmán

Already in its fourth consecutive year, the Caricaco Music Festival will be held on March 10th at the Tierra Magnifica Hotel and will include Costa Rican bands Zopilot, Calle, Cocofunka, Sonámbulo and Daniel Patiño Quintana, along with California band Perro Bravo.

Pre-sale tickets will cost 8,000 colones and 10,000 colones on the day of the event. About 650 people attended last year's event and for security reasons and for the enjoyment and comfort of those who attend, tickets will be limited to 750 people.

Now, take a look at the caravan of musicians who will make Nosara vibrate with their varied fusion of rhythms: Costa Rican bands Zopilot, who will play progressive rock, Calle, who will get everyone jumping with their ska-punk and Cocofunka, with their mix of roots, funk, electronic music and rock. In addition, Sonámbulo will get you on your feet with some non-stop dancing to their original music that merges Afro-Latin, traditional American and modern rhythms, giving shape to the "psycho-tropical" genre. Daniel Patiño Quintana will also be playing, engaging the audience with his folk, pop and rock fusion.


The California band, Perro Bravo, has also been invited to play at the event. To give you a better idea of the group's caliber, one of the its members is no other than former Sublime (1991-1993) guitarist, Mike "Miguel" Happoldt, who produced the album, '40Oz to Freedom', where he sang "Scarlet Begonias," and co-produced the mega album titled "Sublime," where he played the guitar solo of "What I Got".

The Tierra Magnifica Hotel staff will be in charge of refreshments, offering the very best "Tico"-style dishes. In addition, two chefs will be coming from Sámara to prepare sushi. This year's event will also feature Naked Foods' vegetarian cuisine, Seekret Spot's Italian ice cream, local handcrafts and Nosara Sostenible (Sustainable Nosara), which will be responsible for ensuring recycling, cleanliness and order during the event.


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Dust Fashion Nosara 2012

Another year has passed and it looks like, yet again, Nosara will not be getting asphalt. However, potholes, molasses and choking dust are nothing for a seasoned Nosareño. Not only do we still carry out business in a dust cloud, we look good doing it. Here are some of the hottest fashions for this season in Nosara.

Rumor Has It That the Play to Raise Funds for the Library Was a Hit

Chaos reigned on stage and the audience cackled and roared with laughter as 10 actors collectively known as the Nosara Players interpreted Rumors, a comic play by Neil Simon, at the Selva Mar Club on Sunday, February 19th.

Kirtan Week in Nosara

The evening of Thursday, February 16, singer Krishna Das, popularly known as the rock star of chanting, will give a presentation beginning at 8 p.m. in the yoga studio of the Blue Spirit center in Garza. 

BlackSheep Turns Six and Celebrates with a Big Party

Next Saturday, February 18th, the BlackSheep, the only Irish pub in the middle of the Guanacaste jungle, will celebrate birthday number six. The party will start at 5 p.m. and all of the guests will be able to enjoy the exclusive music of successful trombonist Mark McGrain visiting us from New Orleans, USA.

Thousands Enjoyed the Nosara Fiestas

This year, the Fiestas of Nosara drew a big crowd with thousand of people in attendance. The main event in the arena saw rodeo riders from all over Guanacaste, Nicaragua, Brasil and United Estates. The participants in the arena were a good mix of tourists and locals.

Enter VON's Writing Contest
Famous Writer Clive Matson is the Contest Judge

"We all have very interesting stories," affirmed author and poet Clive Matson, who will be visiting Nosara to conduct a writing seminar, and The Voice of Nosara would like to hear your stories. We invite you to submit an entry in our first writing contest, and Matson will select the winner, whose story will be published by VON.

Astrology VON February 2012

February invites us to spend time fine-tuning our relationship with the rest of the world. Listen, be patient, and do your best to get along with each other. Find the balance between caring for yourself, and working for the greater good. Take steps to forgive. Heal any unresolved wounds from the past that may come up for review.

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