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Nosara Experienced Reckless Abandon in Caricaco Festival With More Bite

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The years of the Caricaco Festival don’t pass in vain. On the contrary, there are signs of maturity and solidness in terms of production. This was demonstrated on Friday, April 17th, with the second festive night at Solo Bueno bar.

The performance was led by the group Sonambulo, who had the more than 600 in attendance jumping and dancing to their psychotropical rhythm from the first minute. The night also included an opening act by the band Alphabetics, who had the hard task of warming up the crowd that was beginning to gather for the event.

Unlike previous years, this year the Caricaco Festival is being held for three days, so the variety of music in their line-up increased in addition to being held at three sites.

Solo Bueno Night


Sandals, Bermuda shorts, floral dresses and a lot of long hair were some of the common denominators among those who began to gather starting at 8 p.m. in Solo Bueno, located in Guiones of Nosara.

To break the ice and set the mood prior to the concert, from the entrance canopy to inside the site, colored lights and electronic music gave the night a powerful tinge.

At around 10 p.m., the four musicians of Alphabetics took the stage to get the party started with their best style of punk dance.

After the third piece, the artists had a technical glitch that cost them several minutes, which tends to happen during live events. However, the crowd forgot about the mishap with an intelligent improvisation from Alejandro “Pana” Pacheco, the group’s vocalist.

Songs like “Frutista” and “Bistek” were part of the show that lasted about 50 minutes.

As time passed, the humidity of the night became stronger, so bodies started to sweat more and the lines for alcoholic hydration grew longer.


The party seemed to be a meeting of neighbors from Nosara where most people knew each other, but many faces from San Jose also joined the festival.

The Dancing

Almost an hour passed after Alphabetics had concluded their show and no musicians were on stage. However, at 11:36 p.m., the first trumpet blast sounded from Sonambulo with the song “No hay mal que por bien no venga,” opening the door to craziness and reckless abandon.

Sonambulo also took advantage of the time to review songs that are included in their latest album, “Psicosonorama,” which was released in November of 2014.

“We’re going to dance and let’s hear you clapping so we all enter a trance,” said one of the group members.

Without a doubt, one of the climactic moments of the night was when the artists performed the single “Maraca.

“I’m glad to see so many people integrated, nationals, locals, foreigners, and the hope is that this activity is embraced more by Nosara, because every effort made is by the town,” said event producer Alejandro Gutierrez.

Later, songs like “Manifiesto” and “Juana y Mi Hermana” followed, creating a dance marathon.

At 1 a.m. on the dot, the second night of Caricaco concluded. Surely many of the participants are physically exhausted today but satisfied from the revelry.

On Saturday, the festival will be held at Finca Austria in Nosara, with groups playing like 424, Un Rojo and Passiflora. 

Daniel Cuenca Sonambulo vocalist and guitarrist