Costa Rica 2018

 Music del Mar en Costa Rica
 Anders Paulsson of Coral Guardians with
 Conservation International Costa Rica Director  Dr. Marco Quesada

Building on the success of Coral Guardians Hawai´i venture we are now embarking on a new endeavor to invite musicians in Costa Rica to bring together their talents and passions for the ocean and her precious marine life.  Anders is looking for recommendations for musicians of all styles – from symphony orchestra to hip-hop to reggae, etc., including the fabulous Costa Rican styles of music.  Anyone can join in the effort and provide input – scientists, conservationists, politicians, community leaders – and ignite the ideas and planning for the project.

This is a timely venture. The exhibition “A journey through the Coco Island” by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) opened on November 23rd at the National Museum, and the beautiful book “Isla del Coco” has just been released. The coming year is designated as the International Year of the Reef, and the moving “Chasing Coral” is gaining worldwide recognition as a call to action to save the world’s coral reefs.

Anders considers himself a catalyst rather than a director, and doesn’t like to interfere with the natural dynamics that occur when musicians are brought together over a common passion. The style of the event is completely open and can range from formal concerts to local gatherings.

If you have recommendations for musicians and others interested in contributing to this event, please pass their names along to Anders at


Dr. Marco Quesada Alpizar specializes in marine conservation, marine policy, and fisheries policy and management. Marco has been involved in the creation of Costa Rica’s largest marine protected area through the Costa Rica program, as well as designing and implementing policies for Costa Rica’s National Maritime Enforcement Strategy.

​Marco Quesada Alpizar is senior manager for CI’s Costa Rica program, which is almost exclusively marine-based with some actions on the Pacific coastline. He has earned his Ph.D. in marine and fisheries policy from the University of Rhode Island, specializing in marine conservation, marine policy and fisheries policy and management. Through the Costa Rica program, Marco has been very involved in the creation of the country’s largest marine protected area, as well as designing and implementing policies for Costa Rica’s National Maritime Enforcement Strategy.

“Si nosotros no detenemos la destrucción de la naturaleza, nada más importará. Así de simple.” ?

Conservación Internacional Costa Rica en alianza con Coral Guardians, presenta al saxofonista sueco Anders Paulsson y Mimayato, en un concierto para hacer conciencia sobre la protección de nuestros océanos.

Miércoles 10 de enero | 7 p.m. | Bansbach Instrumentos Musicales City Mall, Costa Rica

“If we do not stop the destruction of nature, nothing else will matter. Just like that.” ?

Conservation International Costa Rica in alliance with Coral Guardians presents the Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson and Mimayato, in a concert to raise awareness for  the protection of our oceans.

Wednesday 10 January | 7 p.m. | Bansbach Musical Instruments City Mall, Costa Rica