Costa Rica hosts it’s 1st INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL
PURA VIDA GUIDE WISHES OSCAR PINO GOOD LUCK IN COSTA RICA´S FIRST INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL!
Tonight at the Melico Salazar Theater in downtown San José, singer-songwriter Oscar Pino, will be competing against nine other countries for the coveted title of original compositions in Costa Rica´s first ever International Songwriters Festival. The public are invited to watch the concert where the winner will be announced later in the evening with tickets still available at Eticket.com.
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8 p.m. – Finale of the contest, announcement of the winner and a concert by Carlos Mejía Godoy and the Palacaguina, and Adrián Goizueta.
Melico Salazar Theater, downtown San José. ₡5,000 – 15,000 ($10 – $30). Tickets on sale at Eticket.com or at the theater ticket office.
Oscar Pino hails from Heredia, Costa Rica with a singer-song-writer pedigree sharing the stage with some of the greats: Humberto Vargas, Bernardo Quesada, John Glover, Cantoamérica, Perry Israel, Wes Blaylock & amp; Laura Hudson (Deas Vail), Joe Vick, Dionisio Cabal, WalterFlores, Alex Stone, Tom Prasada-Rao, among others.
The ten participants competing from the nine countries are; Rosalía León (Mexico), Wahari Meléndez (Venezuela), Covi Quintana (Dominican Republic), Solo Valencia (Colombia), Jesús Gárriga (Spain), Oscar Sandoval (El Salvador), Tamela Hedstron (Sweden), Oscar Pino (Costa Rica), Mariana Poblete (Argentina), and Rodrigo Carazo (Argentina).
These worthy finalists were selected from 1500 applicants, so the competition will be fierce and more to the point, provide an amazing concert for those lucky enough to attend!
If you miss out on tonight´s final, there´s a chance to catch-up with all the participants at the following events, from the 8th July – 10th July
10 a.m – Teatro 1887, Cenac, downtown San José. (Free)
3:00 pm – Songwriting workshop with Miguel Inzunza and Rosalía León from Mexico, and Natalia Esquivel and Yessenia Calvo from Costa Rica. At Mexican Institute, Los Yoses. (Free)
7:00 pm – Concert with Jesús Garriga, Covi Quintana, Oscar Sandoval, and Solo Valencia. At Spain Cultural Center El Farolito, San José. (Free)
9:00 pm – Concert with Christian Porras, Alejo García, Wahari Melendez, Rodrigo Carazo, and Mariana Poblete. At El Soto San José.
9:00 pm – Concert with Julie Freudt and Oscar Pino. At Jazz Café Escazú.
9:00 pm – Concert with Miguel Inzunza and Bernardo Quesada. At Jazz Café San Pedro.
4:00 pm. – Concert with all contest participants. At Multiplaza Escazú, in front of Brunos Restaurant. (Free)
For more information about the International Songwriters Festival, go to their website.
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