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Costa Rica: Calypso
Various Artists
Costa Rica: Calypso
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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When someone says "calypso," one naturally thinks of Trinidad. But hidden here and there in the Caribbean are little pockets of the old calypso tradition, somewhat static, but still vibrant. This album looks at the virtual...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Costa Rica: Calypso
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Buda Musique
Release Date: 8/1/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Calypso, South & Central America, Costa Rica
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 723722510526

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When someone says "calypso," one naturally thinks of Trinidad. But hidden here and there in the Caribbean are little pockets of the old calypso tradition, somewhat static, but still vibrant. This album looks at the virtually unknown English-speaking calypso community of Spanish-speaking Costa Rica. While these artists have a "frozen in time" sound to them, the music is nonetheless wonderful. In solo settings and small ensembles of percussion, guitars and voices, the older generation of Puerto Limon sets out a rootsy, gritty music with a generous dose of enthusiasm. The pop-influenced New Revelation offer pleasant tunes; the gritty Charo de Limon performs some good social commentary, accompanying himself with one of the rawest guitar sounds this side of Joseph Spence. The best of the lot is Cahuita Calypso: with a banjo and rhythm box courting the call and response of the vocals, they offer the most African-rooted sound. --Louis Gibson

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CD Reviews

Excellent music
Melissa K. Weedman | Merritt Island, FL | 07/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a great CD and many of our friends wanted to know where they could get a copy.
Just after visiting Costa Rica and wanting to enjoy it at home, findning this CD and listening to it, made me feel as though I was back in CR.
Great CD.
Zippyweed"