German Radio Show on Walter Ferguson
October 10, 2019 at 9:12 am, No comments
Photos kindly provided by Christiane Zwick
An award winning report about Don Walter, Calypso, Cahuita's National Park and Environmental Policy.
In 2013 German journalist Christiane Zwick interviewed Walter and Peck Ferguson in Cahuita.
A year later her story for Radio NDR won the Golden Columbus Award.
Calypso in Costa Rica: "The recognition came late but not too late, when in 2012 the Costa Rican government declared Calypso a national musical heritage. The keeper of this heritage, Walter Ferguson, had just turned 93. In his songs, the Calypso singer sang of everything that moves the minds on the Caribbean coast of the Central American country: the struggle for survival of the cocoa farmers, for example, and the founding of the National Park, which has changed everything in Cahuita, but today ensures his family's livelihood. Reporter Christiane Zwick listened to the "King of Calypso" and was led through the rainforest by his son Peck."