Latest Releases
Últimos Lanzamientos

Experience our latest productions.
   

Bailongo - La Solucion

Bailongo • La Solución

Originally from Costa Rica, La Solución has risen to the very top of tropical bands in the Caribbean and all of Latin American.

.
Demo mp3
   
Pulpería Collection

A series of compilations of original Costa Rican authored and performed music of a wide varity of genres.
   

Costa Rica Rock and Pop

Costa Rica Rock and Pop

Embark on a musical expedition through 20 years of Costa Rican Pop and Rock. Explore the artists, bands and songs that rocked the minds and bodies of several generations.

.
Demo mp3
   
.

A Todo Swing Various Artists

This is the second album of danceable music in the Pulpería Collection. This compilation reflects the typical preferences of Costa Ricans, the rythms that have endured in the propular taste: classic and cumbias (swing criollo), salsa and remarkable boleros. Hit play and dance non-stop.

.
Demo (Audio, 1:28 min) mp3
.
   

Costa Rica Reggae Night Various Artists

Enjoy twenty years of Costa Rican Reggae, from pioneering bands to previously unreleased material by the most popular groups of today.

Psalms of Revelation | Bamaselo (Audio, 43 seg) mp3
Stay Right | Pushin' (Audio, 60 seg) mp3
   

Salón Tropical Various Artists

Salón Tropical is the dance music of Costa Rica from the marimba orchestras of Guanacaste, to the calypso of Limón, all the way trhough salsa, bolero, latin jazz, "criollo" swing, and Caribbean rhythms.

Te odio y te quiero | Timbaleo con Rubén Blades (Audio, 40 seg) mp3
Pa´ Curubandé yo voy | Los Brillanticos (Audio, 41 seg) mp3

 

NATURAL MUSIC
Música Natural

Musicians and sound technicians conjure up wildlife in their expeditions to the sea, jungle and volcanoes, playing to the accompaniment of birdsong and other species.
   

Guanacaste al Atardecer

Guanacaste al Atardecer

This selection of lounge-style rhytms from renowned Costa Rican and Nicaraguan musicians evokes a sunset mood with a heady, dusk-induced mix peppered with a little tango, bossa nova, bolero and Latin jazz.

.
Demo mp3
   

Simbiosis Manuel Obregón

Piano and rainforest. Manuel Obregón takes his piano into the Monteverde Cloud Forest for a musical dialogue with howler monkeys, red-eyed tree frogs and rolling streams.

Preludio (Audio, 40 sec.) mp3
Conversación con jilgueros (Audio, 41 sec.)
mp3
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
Calabash Music

 

TRADITIONAL/FOLK
Tradicional

Series dedicated to the roots and recovery of forgotten or unknown popular music.

   
.

Ray Tico: Solo para Recordar

Ray Tico was part of the Cuban “ Filin ” movement and is a legend in Costa Rican popular music. The intimacy guitar is proof of his great talent as both composer and interpreter of boleros.

.
Demo mp3
 

 

.

Al Pie del Balcón: Guanacaste Serenades
Max Goldenberg, Odilón y Santos Juárez, "Papi" Baltodano y Fidel Gamboa


Accompanied by renown musicians, the golden age of serenades has come to life through the voices of master troubadors from Guanacaste. Romantic music from Costa Ricahas been revived by two generations of musicians.

.
Serenata (45 seg) mp3
.
Por qué me engañas corazón (60 seg)
mp3
.
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
iTunes
 

 

. Dr. Bombodee Walter Ferguson

In the luster of his 84 years, Walter Ferguson recently began to show his music beyond Cahuita and the towns that inspired his calypsos.
.
Rumba en Cahuita (Audio, 34 sec.) mp3
.
Carolyne (Audio, 31 sec.) mp3
.
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
Calabash Music
   
Babylon • Walter Ferguson 

Walter Ferguson reached mythical proportions in the Costa Rican Caribbean. With Babylon he breaks a thirty-year silence to show he is the most important calypsonian in the country.

Carnaval day (Audio, 35 sec.) mp3

Cabin in the wata (Audio, 36 sec.) mp3
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
iTunes | Calabash Music
 
Tierra Seca Max Goldemberg y Odilón Juárez 

In Guanacaste, the guitar is like a hearth drawing together the different generations. Max and Odilón form part of a musical tradition that has made this region the cradle of Costa Rican folklore.
La cofradía (Audio, 33 sec.) mp3
La coyolera (Audio, 32 sec.) mp3
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
Calabash Music
 

FROM THE ROOTS
Desde las raíces

Traditional Central American music is alive and well, and a springboard for talented contemporary musicians.

   

Tardes de Alajuela

Tardes de Alajuela
Mario Ulloa


One of the most brilliant guitarists of Costa Rica offers his personal version of popular melodies of times gone by, learnt during youth from his elders. This is a sensitive interpretation enhanced by over twenty years of impeccable classical trainning and marked by an indelible memory.

.
Demo mp3
   

Cantoamerica

Cantoamérica

This album presents the best music of Centroamérica, a group that has been nourished by the winds are rhytms of the Caribbean, affording us distinctive versions of the son, bolero and calypso-salsa.

.
Demo mp3
   

.

Quiero que sepas PerroZompopo

Perrozompopo´s voice lyrics and musical sensibility have established him as one of the most talented rock / urban musicians in Nicaragua and throughout Central America. Experiences with migration and women have profoundly influenced his songs. That promises to cross borders.

.
Demo mp3
   

Llevarte al Mar

Llevarte al mar • Guillermo Anderson
Caribbean and Garifuna Rhythms

An original blend of Caribbean and “Garifuna” rhythms that incorporate aspects of Rock, Blues, “Soca” (Calypso and Indian rhythms), and Latin New Folk.

.
Demo (Audio, 2:32 min) mp3
   

.

Malpaís en Vivo (Live) Malpaís

This album captures the nationally – beloved band Malpaís playing ten of their most popular songs and four new ones, with all the warmth and genuine human spirit that made their live shows famous.

.
Demo (Audio, 3:53 min) mp3
.
   

.

Calypso Limón Legends Manuel Obregón & Manuel Monestel with the Calypso Jazz Band

This CD hosts the legendary voices of calypso singing from Limón, captured through the most beloved songs of the past forty years. This music represents a fortuitous synthesis of calypso and jazz, performed by old Calypsonians along with contemporary urban musicians.

.
Demo (Audio, 2:30 min) mp3
.
   

.

Romper el Silencio PerroZompopo

PerroZompopo fuses rock, reggae, rap, ska, brazilian music and with other Latin-American rhythms like trova. In his music he imprints what being part of the new generation of Nicaraguan and urban musicians means, singing about critical issues that affect his society: politics, love, poverty, corruption, among all others that scare happiness away.

.
Demo (Audio, 2:28 min) mp3
.

 

.

Tierra de la dulce espera
La Orquesta de la Papaya


The musical seeds of Central America sprout in "Land of Sweet Hope". The rhythms, instruments and musicians of each country come together creating a singular voice with feminine inflections. These are the sounds of Papaya Orchestra's second album.  

.
Tierra de la dulce espera (Audio, 40 seg) mp3
.
Piedra y espada (Audio, 41 seg)mp3
.
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
Calabash Music
   
.

Historias de Nadie Malpaís

"Historias de Nadie" are songs from the "abyss of nostalgia". With them, Malpaís takes its place among the best groups in Costa Rica.

.
Marina (Audio, 37 seg)mp3
.
Más al norte del recuerdo (Audio, 36 seg) mp3
.
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
iTunes
| Calabash Music
   

Uno Malpaís

The Costa Rican New Song is well represented by Malpais, a group that takes its name from the most isolated beach on the Nicoya Peninsula, where the road ends.

Boceto para Esperanza (Audio, 37 sec.)mp3
Son inú (Audio, 36 sec.) mp3
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
iTunes | Calabash Music
   

Wade in the Water

One hundred years of religious hymns and choral singing from the Protestant churches of Limón and San Jose head out from their houses of worship to win over new audiences.

Lean on me (Audio, 34 sec.) mp3
Caribbean Medley (Audio, 34 sec.) mp3
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
Calabash Music
 

 

La Orquesta de la Papaya 
The Papaya Orchestra

The folk violin of Panama, the Garifuna drums of Belize, the marimbas of Nicaragua and the earthen jugs of Guatemala come together in the most interesting musical experiment on the isthmus.
Belizean medley (Audio, 35 sec.) mp3
Dos bolillos (Audio, 37 sec.) mp3
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
Calabash Music
 

 

One Pant Man Manuel Monestel

Taking one of Walter Ferguson’s most famous songs, Manuel Monestel searches for the secret connection between calypso and the blues.

One pant man (Audio, 34 sec.) mp3
The next creation (Audio, 37 sec.) mp3
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
iTunes
| Calabash Music
   

Mangoré Manuel Obregón

Piano arrangements of the work of Paraguayan guitarist Mangoré, who played the finest concert halls of Europe and the Americas dressed in the feathers and loincloth of his Guaraní heritage.

Danza paraguaya (Audio, 40 sec.) mp3
Vals Opus 8 No. 4 (Audio, 39 sec.) mp3
Buy CD
Buy and download from:
Calabash Music

Distribution discs

   

Amigos Intimos

En el país de las maravillas
Amigos Intimos


At this time when most musical offerings sem. To have lost the search for utopia, comes Amigosintimos wich reflects in its sound and words the concerns of a new generation.

.
Demo (Audio, 2:19 min) mp3
   

Mis Boleros

Mis Boleros
Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy


In Nicaraguan music, Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy is more than an institution. Here, in collaboration with Latin American musicians and other arrangers living in Los Angeles, he has decided to celebrate forty years of his artistry by creating this album dedicated to bolero and romance music.

   

Guanacaste al Atardecer

Nomadas
Amarillo cian y magenta

Cosmopolitan music made between forests, rivers, rain falls and urban
night-time landscapes of Costa Rica that achieves great sensuality by
blending endless musical influences like jazz, arabic, latin and electronic.

.
Demo mp3
   

Tangoizueta

Tangoizueta
Adrián Goizueta


Adrián Goizueta has been key in breathing new life into not only popular but also urban music of Costa Rica. In this CD, he rediscover his tango roots by bridging his renown expericience as a musician, composer and arranger.

.
Demo mp3