Last week Los Mojitos played our first Bar Mitzvah event here in Costa Rica! It was an interesting day for us. We played at 10am at the beautiful Westin Cochal Resort beside Reserva Conchal.
It was a visiting family from New York that had the Bar Mitzvah and there were around 50-60 people there.
Bar Mitzvah is a Jewish celebration for when boys reach 13, they become responsible for their actions from a religious perspective and may lead prayer and other religious services in the family and the community. For girls the age is 12 and it is called a Bat Mitzvah. The age roughly coincides with puberty. Prior to a child reaching Bar or Bat Mitzvah, the child’s parents hold the responsibility for the child’s actions. After this age, children bear their own responsibility for Jewish ritual law, tradition, ethics and are able to participate in all areas of Jewish community life.
At the Westin Conchal hotel, the ceremony was held at 9am and then the band played for the luncheon. Los Mojitos played a mix of jazz, swing, pop as a trio of piano, bass and female vocals.
If you are interested in having live music for a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah in Costa Rica or Panama, you can contact me at and I will help you get it organized. We are available to travel throughout Costa Rica and Panama. Remember to include your planned date so I can check our availability.