The world sings for peace in Costa Rica

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“I INTERNATIONAL COSTA RICA Songwriters Festival 2016” (FICA 2016) announces its first international competition, urging songwriters and musicians to participate. Susana Poveda Solorzano, the chairman of International songwriters festival in Costa Rica, invites songwriters to participate with original songs.

Health Without Borders Foundation, through its “SaludArte” Program, announced they will hold an event titled “INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SONGWRITERS COSTA RICA 2016 (FICA 2016)” for the purpose of providing support, calling, promoting original musical creations from Songwriters, to be held from 6 to 10 July.

 Susana Poveda Solorzano, the chairman of International songwriters festival in Costa Rica.

Susana Poveda Solorzano, the chairman of International songwriters festival in Costa Rica.

The competition will take place on 6 and 7 July this year in Popular Melico Salazar Theater in San Jose, Costa Rica, with the promise of a first place prize of $5,000.00 USD

The Festival will feature activities such as international competition, workshops, concerts, a symposium between Music and Poetry. It will also feature special guests as Carlos Mejia Godoy and Palacagüina from Nicaragua, Miguel Insunza of Mexico, and Grecco Buratto from Brazil.

Carlos Mejía Godoy y los de Palacaguina the most important songwriter from the Nicaragua Revolution poetry and music

Carlos Mejía Godoy y los de Palacaguina is considered the most important songwriter from the Nicaragua poetry and music revolution.

Some of the directions of the festival include that the songs should be original works written in the past three years, and to stay unpublished till the winner’s announcement. The committee also said that the lyrics/music shouldn’t be offensive or lacking in morals.

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