Above: Don Walter (left) and his friend and neighbour Don Claudio Reid playing their favourite game Tablero. (picture taken from the biography of Walter Ferguson: “El Rey del calipso” by Françoise Kühn de Anta).
Above: The central park on main road in Cahuita with busts of the towns fundadores.
Below: Hear Don Claudio recount the fascinating history of old Cahuita, true to the oral tradition of his people. Thanks to David Chavarría for this recording.
In 2017, nine original tapes were located in Canada:
In 2018, six original tapes were found in Costa Rica:
In March 2019, five original tapes were recovered in the USA:
In May 2019, unreleased parts from Don Walter's "Folkways" album were donated to the Tape Hunt:
In January 2020, another five original tapes were found in Costa Rica:
In October 2020, the biggest catch containing 45 original tapes was unearthed in Costa Rica: