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Costa Rica

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music


Scholarly Books

...Costa Rica is a Central American country with a population comprised largely of the descendants of European immigrants. The largest ethnic minorities in Costa Rica are African (2% of the four million inhabitants) and American Indian (1...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The parrandera is considered the most important and representative musical genre of Guanacaste, the northwestern region of Costa Rica. It is a joyful and festive dance in 3/4 or 6/8 meter with either binary or ternary structure...

Costa Rica

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 4,089,609 (2002) Costa Rica is located in Central America, sharing a border with Panama to the southeast and Nicaragua to the northwest. Like those two countries it has a Caribbean coastline to the north...