COSTA RICA CULTURE(Art, Music, Dance, Literature)<br />Marian Huang<br />Hist 28(online)<br />Nation Report Part 2<br />Dr...
Arts and Crafts<br />Relatively impoverished in arts due to heterogeneous population and devastation at an early stage<br ...
Music<br />For dancing, hypnotic Latin and rhythmic Caribbean beats are very popular<br />Outside of dance hall, young lis...
Dance<br />Ticos love to dance (very important part of culture)<br />Rural folks flock to small-town dance halls on weeken...
Literature<br />Literary tradition is young because country is also young<br />History of Costa Rican literature dates to ...
Works Cited<br />Baker, Christopher. Moon Handbooks Costa Rica. Avalon Travel Publishing, 2004. <br /> Print.<br />"Cost...
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  • 1. COSTA RICA CULTURE(Art, Music, Dance, Literature)<br />Marian Huang<br />Hist 28(online)<br />Nation Report Part 2<br />Dr. Arguello<br />
  • 2. Arts and Crafts<br />Relatively impoverished in arts due to heterogeneous population and devastation at an early stage<br />Creativity is becoming increasingly important<br />Tourist interest spawned renaissance in crafts<br />Souvenirs and Antiques<br />Pottery is booming (bowls, mugs, clay pits, patios)<br />Most arts and crafts come from Sarchí<br /> famous home of decorated wooden oxcarts (symbol of Costa Rica) and leather rocking chairs<br />Jewelry made from wood, glass, silver, and gold<br />Woodcrafts (bowls, boxes, etc) are made from tropical Costa Rican wood<br />
  • 3. Music<br />For dancing, hypnotic Latin and rhythmic Caribbean beats are very popular<br />Outside of dance hall, young listen to Anglo-American rock<br />Music reflects African, pre-Columbian, and Spanish roots<br />The xylapone (mirimba) and guitar are popular instruments<br />Country is more elusive and restrained than the vigorous native music of Panamá and Guatemala<br />Formed National Symphony Orchestra in 1970<br />Classical music gained much popularity<br />Performs at TeatroNacional with world-renowned soloists and conductors (José Castillo and Pablo Ortiz)<br />Costa Rica holds an International Festival of Music during the last two weeks of August <br />
  • 4. Dance<br />Ticos love to dance (very important part of culture)<br />Rural folks flock to small-town dance halls on weekends<br />Listen to hypno, rhythmic music for cumbia, lambada, marcado, merengue, salsa, soca , and the Costa Rican swing<br />PuntoGuanacasteo: National Dance<br />Upbeat folk dance with rhythmical foot stomping<br />Other dances include <br />La danza del sol (dance of the sun)<br />La danza de la luna (dance of the moon)<br />Folkloric dance troupes tour the country and some perform year around in theaters<br />In traditional dance, women wear ruffled blouses and colorful tiered skirts and men wear white shirts and hats<br />
  • 5. Literature<br />Literary tradition is young because country is also young<br />History of Costa Rican literature dates to the end of the 19th century<br />Early literary figures were mostly essayists and poets<br />Roberto BrenesMesen<br />JoaquínGarcíaMonge<br />1930s and 1940s theme was plea for social progress<br />Realist movement started the arrival of a literary style that denounced social injustice and transmitted revolutionary ideas<br />Twentieth century literature influenced by European literature<br />
  • 6. Works Cited<br />Baker, Christopher. Moon Handbooks Costa Rica. Avalon Travel Publishing, 2004. <br /> Print.<br />"Costa Rican Music and Dance." What Costa Rica. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar 2011. <br /> <http://www.whatcostarica.com/costa-rica-music.html>.<br />"Costa Rica Traditional Dances." Vacation City. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar 2011. <br /> <http://www.vacationcity.com/costa-rica/information/culture/dance/#>.<br />"Culture in Costa Rica." CostaRica.net. InformáticaInternacional, 2002. Web. 28 Mar <br /> 2011. <http://www.costarica.net/features/culture.htm>.<br />Lytle, Tim. "The Real Costa Rica." N.p., 2010. Web. 28 Mar 2011. <http://<br />www.therealcostarica.com/costa_rica/costaricans.html>.<br />

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