Dylan Not Only To Sing in Costa Rica, But Will Be A Tourist posted by on May 3, 2012
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One of the most anticipated concerts in Costa Rica is only days away, when Bob Dylan takes the stage at the Palacio de los Deportes, in Heredia, on Saturday, May 5.

Rumours are that Dylan will be arriving in Costa Rica as early as today, days before the concert, to take the opportunity of spending a few days and be a tourist in Costa Rica.

Doors to the concert open at 5pm Saturday and there are still tickets available at www.specialticket.net or in person at Servimas (Mas x Menos), and music stores Bansbach music and La Barberia.

Cost is from ¢44.000 to ¢75000 colones.

Dylan gave a concert in Chile yesterday and is expected to arrive in Costa Rica sometime today. On Sunday, Robert Allen Zimmerman (Bob Dylan), born on May 24, 1941 (which makes him 70) in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for five decades.

A number of Dylan’s early songs, such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'”, became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the culture of folk music behind, Dylan’s six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone” has been described as radically altering the parameters of popular music in 1965. However, his recordings employing electric instruments attracted denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

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Cuban Artists Warmly Welcomed in Costa Rica posted by on April 28, 2012

Havana, Cuba, Apr 28.- The recital Cantos de amor y vida (Songs of Love and Life), by Cuban humorist Carlos Ruiz de la Tejera and troubadour Jesus del Valle (Tatica), was warmly welcomed on Friday by prestigious cultural centers of Costa Rica.

The show includes poems, songs and humor, and has been presented at various activities on the occasion of the World Day for the Freedom of the Five Cuban Heroes, unfairly imprisoned in the United States, the www.cubaminrex.cu Web site reported.

Cuba’s ambassador to the Central American nation, Antonio Pardo, thanked the two artists for their presence at the National Meeting in Solidarity with Cuba, and acknowledged their professionalism and devotion towards the enthusiastic public applauding them.

In this, their fourth visit to Costa Rica, De la Tejera and Del Valle were received at the National University of Nicoya, where they performed for residents in the locality of Mansion, founded in the 19th century by Cuban patriots Antonio Maceo and Flor Crombet.

After their presentation in the mountainous town of Jaulares (in the northern part of Alajuela), the renowned Cuban artists will perform on Saturday in the city of Guapiles, and on Sunday at Puerta de Alcala, in the city of Heredia.

Carlos Ruiz de la Tejera and Jesus del Valle will return to Havana on April 30, to take part in celebrations for International Workers’ Day. (ACN)

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