Malpaís (group)

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Malpaís
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Background information
Origin San José, Costa Rica
Genres World music
Years active 1999–2011
Labels Papaya
Website www.grupomalpais.com
Members Fidel Gamboa
Jaime Gamboa
Iván Rodríguez
Gilberto Jarquín
Manuel Obregón
Carlos "Tapado" Vargas

Malpaís is a band from Costa Rica. The music of Malpaís is part of the Costa Rica-contemporary compositions work, called by the band "Costarican new song". The musicians are trying to relate the concept to the early folk and protest folk tradition of Latin America, mixing musical structures of regional and local folk genres such as calypso and tambito with easy-listening jazz (breaks and progressions) and romantic lyrics inspired in Latin American songwriters in order to be perceived as if they are built on the solid tradition of their musical roots.[citation needed] The group takes its name from the most remote, jungle-cradled beach on the north-Pacific Nicoya Peninsula—the beach at road’s end.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Jaime Gamboa — Bass, backing vocalist
  • Iván Rodríguez — Violin, mandolin, backing vocalist
  • Gilberto Jarquín — Drums
  • Manuel Obregón — Piano, keyboard, marimba, caracol, backing vocalist and former Costa Rican Minister of Culture (2010–2014, under the administration of Laura Chinchilla, elected president of the ruling party).
  • Carlos "Tapado" Vargas — Drums, percussion
  • Daniela "Dani" Rodríguez— backing vocalist

Former members[edit]

  • Patricio "Pato" Barraza
  • Bernardo Quesada
  • Fidel Gamboa (Deceased 28 August 2011)
Malpais Band in Costa Rica

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Album details Certifications
Uno
  • Released: April 1, 2003[1]
  • Label: Papaya Music
  • Format: CD
  • FONOTICA: Platinum[2]
Historias de Nadie
  • Released: January 1, 2004[3]
  • Label: Papaya Music
  • Format: CD
  • FONOTICA: Platinum[2]
Un Día Lejano
  • Released: 2009[4]
  • Label: Papaya Music
  • Format: CD
  • FONOTICA: Platinum[5]
La Canción de Adán
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Papaya Music
  • Format: CD
  • FONOTICA: Gold[5]
Hay Niños Aqui
  • Released: 2010[6]
  • Label: Papaya Music
  • Format: CD
  • FONOTICA: Gold[5]

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected details
Title Album details Certifications
En Vivo
  • Released: December 1, 2006[7]
  • Label: Papaya Music
  • Format: CD
  • FONOTICA: Platinum[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uno by Malpaís". iTunes Store. Apple. 2003-04-01. Retrieved 2015-01-14. 
  2. ^ a b c "Noticia de prensa" (in Spanish). grupomalpais.com. December 7, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Historias de Nadie by Malpaís". iTunes Store. Apple. 2004-01-01. Retrieved 2015-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Amazon.com: Un Día Lejano: Music: Malpaís". Amazon. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Comunicado de prensa: Malpaís inolvidable, 90 mil copias vendidas" (in Spanish). Papaya Music. August 30, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Amazon.com: Hay Niños Aqui: Music: Malpaís". Amazon. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Amazon.com: En Vivo: Music: Malpaís". Amazon. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 

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