While we wait for the 2018 #PanAmericanSong contest to kick off. It is time to discover music from the participating countries of the last edition. Today, we take a look at the music from Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a Central American country, popular for its stunning rainforests. The music of Costa Rica is heavily influenced by Regional Mexican music and Caribbean calypso. Popular dance-oriented genres in the country include reggaeton, salsa, merengue and cumbia.

In the 2017 edition of #PanAmericanSong by singer/songwriter Fatima Pinto featuring rapper Mike Joseph. They won the jury voting but eventually finished 3rd.

Other popular Costa Rican artists include:

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