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Satisfy Your Musical Gluttony

By Pinar Istek

As March, the month of Mars, Roman god of war, is insidiously approaching to conquest 31 days of the year, hunger for good music start to bug the ears. Those of you, who are craving for some locally prepared melodies, got lucky again. Caricaco Music Festival that you already tasted twice in the past years is on its way to Playa Guiones for a third shot.

Caricaco, the name of the festival, means hermit crab, the kind of crab that comes in and out of its shell. According to Alejandro Gutierrez, one of the organizers of this event, it is a very Tico thing to say and its connotations such as beach, ocean, sun and surf go well with Caricaco.

  Gutierrez informed that, “It is going to have a similar structure as last year”. With a four–band line up, which includes Sonámbulo Psicotropical, Jippo, Los Cuchillos and Los Santisimos Snorkels, the event will kick-off at 3 p.m. on March 19th at Tierra Magnifica. Gutierrez reminds not to expect musical hearing until around 5 o’clock. Actual line up of the concerts will be determined during a dinner party for the bands and the organizers a day prior to the festival.

Picture: Los Santisimos Snorkels

Sonámbulo Psicotropical, Jippo and Los Cuchillos, are from San Jóse whereas the band Los Santisimos Snorkels is from Mexico. Experimental, psychedelic and tropical are the words that Sonámbulo Psicotropical, of which members are from Costa Rica, Cuba, Colombia and El Salvador, uses to describe their music. Jippo, which also played in the first year of the festival, will be playing pieces that have rock, blues and funk rhythms. Los Cuchillos will be present with its finely tuned garage-surf music, while Los Santisimos Snorkels, the band that gives the international aspect to this event, will spice up the night with some classical rock and surf sound, which they will be diligently bringing from Puebla, MX.

Tony Cuchillo, lead singer of Los Cuchillos, said that this will be their second participation and they hope that respond of the audience will be as good as last year’s.

Carol Campos, the manager of Sonámbulo Psicotropical, commented that the band is very happy to be playing at Caricaco Music Festival. First-time attendee, Sonámbulo Psicotropical, heard from musician colleagues that the festival and the location are very good. The band invites Costa Ricans to visit the Beach Guiones and enjoy the music.

According to various small town hearsays, in the previous years almost 300 of you guys honored this unique Nosaran festival, which is organized by Steve Jacobus at Tierra Magnifica. They are hoping to see even more participation this year.

Transportation will be provided with a fee, to be determined. The bus will take you from Café Paris to Playa Pelada and finally to Tierra Magnifica, where the festival will come true.

With 6000 colones presale prices, tickets will be available soon, “probably at frog pad”, Gutierrez said. If you are a last minute decider and make your mind on the day of the concerts, the tickets will go for 8000 colones.

So why should you go? If not for the pleasure of listening to some good music while welcoming one of those gorgeous sunsets of Playa Guiones with a soft touch of ocean breeze on your skin, you should still go and support this locally organized musical event that will help Nosara grow better. As Gutierrez said, “this is a festival for Nosara. The bigger it gets the better it is going to be for everybody”.


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