Musician, Adrián Goizueta, joins IICA’s tribute to food chain workers

San Jose, 2 June 2020 (IICA). Argentinian-Costa Rican singer and composer, Adrián Goizueta, has joined the campaign of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), to pay tribute to farmers and food chain workers, whose efforts are ensuring the production, transportation, marketing and supply of food in the Americas during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Goizueta, a key figure in the renewal of contemporary Latin American popular music, has crafted a style of his own, combining genres such as tango, jazz, folklore and symphonic music.

He is a composer, arranger, guitarist and singer, not to mention a university professor, as well as a radio and television producer. More than 25 years ago, he established the Grupo Experimental in Costa Rica, and since then has performed duets with artistes, such as Luis Eduardo Aute, Víctor Heredia, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, Tanya Libertad and Jairo, among others.

IICA’s campaign has brought together renowned artists from different countries in the Americas, who are selflessly participating in the POPULAR MUSIC TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO WORK DAY TO DAY TO PUT FOOD ON OUR TABLES.

Gustavo Grobocopatel, Gustavo Santaolalla, João Bosco, Gilberto Gil, León Gieco, Carlinhos Brown, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, Mart’nália, Maria Luiza Jobim, Teresa Parodi, Soledad Villamil, Víctor Heredia, Hilda Lizarazu, Paulo Miklos, Lidia Borda, La Charo (Tonolec), Willy Piancioli (Los Tipitos), Agustín Ronconi (Arbolito), Alejandro Davio (Mundo Alas), Anabella Zoch, Peteco Carabajal, Dolores Solá, Acho Estol (La Chicana), Guadalupe Urbina, Lila Downs, Los Folkloristas, Nano Stern y Ana Prada and Pata Kramer are just some of the performers who have selflessly and generously contributed to the campaign launched by IICA.

Listen to Adrián’s Goizueta’s contribution here:

Various organizations in several countries have taken part in the tribute organized by IICA. In Argentina, it has received the backing of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; the Ministry of Culture of the Nation; The Ministry of Social Development; the anti-hunger program – Plan Argentina contra el Hambre; the Secretariat of Media and Public Communication; the public broadcast entity, Contenidos Públicos Sociedad del Estado and the arts foundation, Fondo Nacional de las Artes.

In Brazil, UNESCO Brazil and the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (ABRAS) have both endorsed and become a part of this campaign.

Access the concert by the Argentinian performers who have joined this campaign by clicking on the following link: Contributions from the other artists can also be found on the IICA YouTube channel.

IICA will continue to publish the contributions of the artists in the campaign on all its digital platforms and on those of its partners in this initiative, using the following hashtags on social media:










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