The Cahuita Music program was inaugurated in February 2022, in the town of Cahuita located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. This project is the result of a partnership between PFC Foundation, UNFPA and Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de Cahuita.
The program focuses on transmitting the afrodescendente musical culture of the Calypso and offers classes in guitar, dance, percussion and keyboard. PFCF and UNFPA are joining forces to invest in cultural wealth so as to help balance other local economic, social, and educational disparities and help create bright futures for all of the adolescents students through music, art, life skills and social impact.
The opening ceremony of the Cahuita Music Program took place on February 18th, 2022 with the presence of government authorities, UNFPA, local personalities, teachers, musicians and the community of Cahuita.
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LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY
Cahuita is a town of about 10,000 inhabitants on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Located next to a national park, Cahuita holds a multicultural heritage and a strong afro descendant community. The calypso is the main musical exponent of that heritage. Cahuita has been recognized as capital of the continental calypso and selected by the UN to celebrate the first International Day for People of African Descent in August 2021. Music and culture in Cahuita have been outlets for youth and community members to build social cohesion, and with this opportunity, the Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de Cahuita with the support of PFCF and UNFPA, will help to create bright futures for all of the adolescents students through music, art, life skills and social impact.
TEAM ON THE GROUND