Piano and Rainforest

Manuel Obregón goes into the Costa Rican rainforest with his piano to dialogue with the inhabitants, searching for the natural sounds preceding instruments. The first edition of Simbiosis was released in 1999, and is Obregón’s best known recording.


Manuel Obregón transcribes the work of talented Paraguayan guitarist Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1940), who played in the most prestigious theaters of America and Europe dressed in feathers and loincloth to reclaim his Guaraní origins. Mangoré was recorded in Klangstudio Leyh, one of the finest studios in Germany.

Obregón has also made a dozen recordings as soloist or composer, including Piano Solo (1992), “Concierto del Farolito”(1993), “Sortilegio”(1994), “Piano y Ángel Ausente”(1995), “Sin Ton ni Son” (1996), “Pasión”(1997), “La Isla de la Pasión” (1999), “Génesis”(2000), “OM” (2001) “Manuel Obregón y la Orquesta de la Papaya” (2002) and “Wade in the Water” (2003).

Music for Movies

"Génesis," winner of the audience award at the Costa Rica Film and Video Showing 2000, and “Password, una mirada en la oscuridad," in the category of Best Original Music at the Film Festival of Cremona, Italy.