How does music shape the identity of Afro-Caribbean people in Costa Rica?

Music in Limon

In 1870, immigrants from the English-speaking Caribbean islands arrived to Limon bringing their customs with them, including their musical practices. The music brought by these immigrants starts to evolve and the Calypso from Limon is formed. This music genre narrates stories about events represent the region’s history and its culture.

Música en Limón

En 1870, emigrantes de la región inglesa del Caribe llegarón a Limón. Con su llegada introdujeron también nuevas corrientes musicales a esta zona de Costa Rica y se abre paso al Calypso limonense. Esta expresión musical narra historias sobre acontecimientos que representan la historia de la región y su cultura.

Jimena Fernández

Jimena Fernández

St. Olaf College