Envision Festival 2018 – Costa Rica
Here is a series of article about the Envision Festival, February 22-26, 2018. Now in its 8th year. Envision is a music festival, a dance party, a yoga, wellness and spirituality retreat, a four-day festival in the jungle by the sea — and yet it is none of those things. Because it is far more.
Envision is a music festival, a dance party, a yoga, wellness and spirituality retreat, a four-day festival in the jungle by the sea — and yet it is none of those things. Because it is far more.
The organizers of the Envision festival, which takes place Feb. 22-26 on the central Pacific coast near Uvita, are not just looking to throw Costa Rica’s biggest party. They’re looking to change lives.
Envision is a carefully orchestrated experience where every stage tells a story.
Josh Wendel wanted to create something that would bring an audience together and open hearts and minds through inspiring individual expression and community evolution. He wanted to bring people a unique and life-changing experience of connecting with nature in a sensory, psychotropical pop-up village where each stage was designed with a purpose in mind.
As a platform beyond the experience, Envision has opened a window on the best music from Costa Rica, Latin America and beyond. Envision made an extensive search from Mexico to Argentina, finding rhythms that transport us from the Andean jungle to the Caribbean, with musical mixtures that would make everyone dance, including diverse audiences. Envision’s commitment to Latin America made it become an exotic and unique festival for the world, adding to the cultural wealth of all who attend.
Fast-forward to the present day. Envision is at the precipice of its eighth year in Costa Rica and despite there being a big focus on blending cultures, the event still pays homage musically to many fine aspects of Costa Rica. Local legends Patterns and Santos & Zurdo will be featured as part of a Latin American Showcase, also featuring Chilean funk sensation Matanza, an authentic afrobeat group from Colombia, La BOA, and top-shelf South African house producer Chancha Vía Circuito.