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Ruben's Tunes

By Arianna McKinney

Nosara high school's new music professor, 30-year-old Reuben Gölcher Barquero, is preparing his students to give a marching band show unlike anything done before in Nosara for Independence Day, with choreographed movements and new uniforms, as well as a newly formed cimarrona group, which he describes as Costa Rican-style experimental jazz with improvisational music.

Music profesor Ruben Gölcher Barquero wants to share his passion for music with students and the people of Nosara during Independence Day activities.


Ruben studied musical education at the National University (UNA) in Heredia and has been a professor of music for 6 years. He arrived in Nosara in February and since then has developed a rapport with his students. The band currently has 38 members.

Ruben's eyes wrinkle at the corners and his face glows as he talks about music. "I live the music in my blood," he affirmed. If he was going to do it his way, Ruben said he'd select a variety of music to reflect the multicultural nature of Costa Rica, including rhythms from Guanacaste like tambito and parrandera.

However, he explained that this year the Ministry of Public Education is requiring more formal traditional and patriotic music for the Independence Day activities.

"I love being Costa Rican, I adore my country," he said, but he admitted that the real driving force behind the energy and time he is dedicating to the preparations is not so much the meaning of the holiday but rather a desire to motivate his students to stay in school and his passion for music itself. "The energy and adrenaline of playing music makes those who are playing and others happy," he explained

He described Costa Rica's liberty as a regular Independence—not completely independent since it depends on other countries economically, and although the country has managed to maintain its borders other problems like drugs encroach on the nation.

"I celebrate the day because my job obligates me to but it feels a little like mocking," he noted."At the end of the day, seeing the sun set and being surrounded by green zones, what will it matter that we're economically dependent when we have all of this. I might even cry," he predicted.


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