We all love music, and even more when it’s a Costa Rica music group that we want to support and, well, that immerses us on their lyrics and melody.
Costa Rica is one of those countries with lots of music potential, lots of contemporary music and a lot of fans, so, on this opportunity, we’ll give you a glimpse of the most popular groups in Costa Rica right now.
Mal Pais (literally “bad country”) is a band of Costa Rica music that got its name from a beach town (Malpaís) in the North Pacific area of the country in Guanacaste, they are a band of contemporary compositions. The musicians try to relate the early folk with the protest movement of Latin America, mixing lots of different musical instruments and giving lots of free concerts. They have 5 studio albums and one live disk. Here you can hear their music:
Cocofunka is a Costa Rican music project that starts from the idea of innovating and mixing genres and styles to obtain a fresh and different sounds, which leads them to mix rhythms that include funk, reggae, rock, blues, acid Jazz, among other genres. Cocofunka was formed in 2008, integrating itself into the Costa Rican music scene with a mixture of music that did not exist in the market, they differed from the other musical bands by their fusion of genres and the energy of the presentations Live.
Sonámbulo Psicotropical is a band from Costa Rica considered now as one of the most important of the Costa Rican music scene, they fuse different Afro, Latin and American rhythms in what they have denominated psychotropic genre.
Found in 2006, they were the winners of the ACAM Award for Best Tropical Artist in 2010. They released their first LP A Puro Peluche in 2009. They have participated in various international festivals such as the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, Texas, and Polé Polé Festival in Belgium. In 2014 they released their second album “Psicosonorama”.
Gandhi is a Costa Rican rock band, which started back in 1993, known for mixing diverse influences, from hard rock to Latin rhythms.
They have played for audiences in Central America, Mexico, USA and the UK. They have shared the stage with Sting, Aerosmith, and Deep Purple.
These are four of the most popular contemporary groups in Costa Rica, but we would like to show you, as well, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica.
The National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica (OSN) is a Costa Rican cultural public institution, attached to the National Music Center, part of the Ministry of Culture and Youth of Costa Rica. It has its headquarters in the city of San José.
Its objective is the diffusion of the classical music, as well as of the choral song and the lyrical arts, besides overseeing the instrumental formation in this country. It is composed of seventy-two professional musicians, 87% of them Costa Ricans, most of them formed by the same institution. It performs between 70 and 90 concerts a year, divided into six seasons.
You can see their calendar in here: Orquesta Sínfónica Nacional de Costa Rica
And then, you can find:
Xpunkha name was born from their first drummer (Paulo or P4U10) and the band started by playing old school punk, the name is a reference to the music. With time things changed, and the band came to be known as a hard rock band (because of its lyrics and music). There has been, throughout the years, rough changes in the members of Xpunkha, but from 8 years to this day, they have the same participants.
Their music style has roots in punk rock and some glimpses of trash metal. They have 3 singles (2002, 2004, and 2013), on 2016 they got their first official video clip, directed by Marianna Araya; “Sin Control Mi Rock & Roll”, which you can hear in the link below.
Right now, they are finishing their first long duration disc with 11 original songs and their reputation has grown on Costa Rican stages the last few years for been one of the best national groups in the stage. They are also part of some of the greatest national rock festivals as; Rockfest, Costa Rock, and concerts from Vieja Escuela and Stand Up Productions. They have opened concerts for international groups like Misfits, NOFX, A Wilhelm Scream, Voodoo Glow Skulls and Animal.
The lyrics are from inspired themes such as romantic and tragic poetry, black humor, real life sarcasm and social circumstances. And here comes the surprise! The member:
Guitar and second voice: Markony Di La Mafia
Guitar solo and choirs: Erick El Rojo
Bass and backing vocals: Chax
Drums and backing vocals: Don Papilla
Lead Voice: Lukrezia Snakepit Mindless
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Written by: Marco Hernandez and Carlos S. Sáenz for Caminotravel.com, 03, March 2017. If you have any doubts or comments, please write to email@example.com
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