I am a true born Costa rica

A documentary directed and produced by Carlos Zuniga 

The Calypso limonense is an Afro-descendant cultural expression that stands out for its narrative of popular events sung in an aesthetic of particular humor, for its versatile musicians, its Caribbean environment, its cheerful rhythms and melodies of Afro-Antillean roots. This expression has served over the past 90 years to draw stories in songs that portray a unique way of dealing with the changes that the Caribbean region of Costa Rica has experienced.

Currently the Calypso limonense narrative faces a series of threats.

Director, Carlos Zuniga

producer: Vera Gener

Cinematography: Kayla Vanderbolt, Carlos Zuniga

Sound recording: Vera gener

Editing: Varlos Zuniga

co-producer (for the 5min): UNA Universidad Nacional


Shooting location: Province of Limón, Costa Rica

Format: 4k digital cinema

Shooting duration: 1 year 2 months

Partners: National University of Costa rica National University of Claypsonias,

Production stage: Rough Cut