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Yuri Honing Trio in Casco Viejo

Bands & Music Thursday 22th we will have a Jazz Concert of the Yuri Honing Trio from The Netherlands at 8:00p.m. at the Anita Villalaz Theater in Casco Viejo, next to the French Plaza. Admission is US$10.00 and is in benefit of Aldeas Infantiles de Panamá. (SOS Children Village) For more information visit www.yurihoning.com Tickets will be available from Thursday 15th at Libreria Argosy in Via Argentina and Exedra Books in Via España. Come and join us...
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Baroque Music Concert Attracts Crowd

Bands & Music David Lortie of The Panamerican Chorale - Despite the lack of publicity more than 80 people found their way to Teatro Anita Villalaz in Casco Viejo Wednesday night for a stunning recital of 16th and 17th century baroque music. Internationally acclaimed soprano Julie Greenleaf from the United States, delighted the audience singing songs from England, Spain, Italy and France. Her nimble and beatifully modulated voice easily filled the hall which had been made available by the National Government of Panama. She was accompanied on lute by Hank Hejink from The Netherlands. Mr. Hejink most beautifully performed several solo pieces. Including a brief intermission the concert lasted nearly and hour and a half. While the concert performance was in itself, memorable, it was the very appreciative audience that one also had to take note of. It appears at least half of audience was Panamanian. The other half appeared to be primarily North American with a scattering of Europeans. And, this was a predominantly young audience reflecting the relatively young ages of the two performers - perhaps late 20s to mid 30s. Perhaps most striking was that slightly more than half the audience was male which concert organizer Elizabeth Leigh attributed to the fact that Mr. Hejink had offered a well attended master class in guitar earlier in the day. All in all it was a lovely evening of rarely heard, at least in Panama City, baroque music beautifully performed by two professionals. A definite glimmer of hope in Panamas cultural scene.
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Free Concerts - ACP Summer Series

Bands & MusicFrom Bruce Quinn - Here are fotos of Dino Nugent's show which I am helping him to do. It's a concert which will be shown in front of the Administration Building steps in front of the Goethals Monument Tuesday, January 23, & Thursday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m. punctually. It stars the Gaitan brothers, Alberto & Ricardo; Juliette Roy, Alejandro LaGrota, Solinka, 15 talented local musicians, eight dancers, & Carlos Garnett, a veteran saxophonist who worked with Miles Davis, amongst others. Remember: IT'S A FREE CONCERT presented by the Autoridad del Canal de Panamá (ACP) as part of its summer cultural activities. Dino Nugent is well known in Panama having done a multitude of concerts, etc. He and I have worked over ten years doing musicals at various venues. He is a Fulbright Fellow and will graduating with his Masters in music from Rutgers University this summer. COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR GREAT LOCAL TALENTS.
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IV Panama Jazz Festival Opens

Bands & Music The IV Panama Jazz Festival opened last night at Panama's National Theater with a Gala paying homage to Bárbara Wilson. The festival will continue through Saturday, 20 January 2007. Idania Dowman and Reggie Boyce are some of the talent playing at this event organized by Danilo Pérez.
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Fourth Annual Panama Jazz Festival: January 18-20, 2007

Bands & Music (All About Jazz) Festival founder and artistic director Danilo Perez is proud to announce the fourth annual Panama Jazz Festival, scheduled for January 18 - 20, 2007. The three-day event will feature the Panama All Stars: Danilo Perez, Carlos Garnet, Jorge Silvestre, Santi Debriano, Renato Thoms and very special guest Billy Cobham; the Nneena Freelon Quartet; the Edmar Castaneda Trio ; the band Tribute To Chile with Patricia Zarate, Francisco Molina, Dan Greenspan, Fernando Michelin and Special Guest Mili Bermejo; the Panamerican Big Band led by Victor Paz and the New England Conservatory (NEC) Ensemble among other national and international musicians. The Perez Foundation is organizing the Festival along with the sponsorship of Ricardo Prez, SA (Toyota Distributor of Panama) and the continuous support of Panama City's Mayor Juan Carlos Navarro. In addition to ticketed concerts held at the Anayansi Theater of the Atlapa Convention Center, there will be a free concert at the Cathedral Plaza, in el Casco Antiguo and performances at smaller music rooms such as La Platea and La Casona by local and international musicians.
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Panama Jazz Festival 17 - 20 January 2007

Bands & Music Boston Herald - Ready for some winter warmth near the equator with a taste of New England to it? Head on down to the fourth annual Panama Jazz Festival, Jan. 17-20, where festival founder and Boston transplant Danilo Perez has put together a slate of international and Panamanian acts that should keep things hot. Besides pianist and Panama City native Perez, performers will include Billy Cobham, Nneena Freelon and Carlos Garnett. A big band that combines students from New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music and the University of Panama will also perform. And a tribute to Chile will feature Boston-based singer Mili Bermejo, bassist Dan Greenspan and Perez’s wife, saxophonist Patricia Zarate. Go to www.panamajazzfestival.com for details.
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Cage9 Makes USA Today

Bands & Music Last Tuesday the Panamanian rock band Cage9 was listed in USA Today's "Playlist" which is compiled by music critic Brian Mansfield. He writes "the initial impact could cause whiplash, but this Panamanian rock band makes great use of subtle surprises, too." These guys came out of the old Canal Zone and are one great rock band. If you are lucky enough to live somewhere near the left coast make an effort to find out where they are and go hear them play. Really good rock is hard to find, and really good hard rock is worth it's weight in mixed metaphors. Whatever. They're good.
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Adoring Family and Friends Pay Their Final Respects to "La Dama del Bolero"

Bands & Music By: Clyde Jenkins - A new star shines in the heavens tonight, October 14th and the heavenly choir has gained a new pure voice. And God certainly has reason to smile, welcoming home a dear old friend. Marta Estela Paredes, known to Panamenos for over 50 years as "La Dama del Bolero" has left us and gone to that gig in the sky. Her body turned 79 on August 4th, but she was a joven in spirit. While we mourn her loss, the angels rejoice, their choir is now complete. On Monday, August 7th she suffered a stroke and has been at the Social Security Hospital since. I have been proud to have been a friend of hers for three years. Every time I went to listen to her she would sing "Sabor a Mi" for me, a song I dearly love, but which will never be the same when sung by anyone else. She had a voice so pure and powerful that even at 79 she really didn't need to use a microphone. (La Prensa) The musical group said goodbye to "La Dama del Bolero" Marta Estela Paredes yesterday afternoon with music, at her funeral which was held in the Basilica Menor of the Don Bosco church. She sang with Olga Guillot, Rocío Durcal y Armando Manzanero and was praised in Nicaragua and Venezuela.
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The Panama Jazz Scene

Bands & Music By: Clyde Jenkins - For those of you who have no interest in jazz, please feel free to hit the “Delete” or “Back” buttons so as not to waste your time. For those who do have an affinity for this music, I have decided to find out everything I can about the jazz scene in Panama and will report on it as I discover new venues and artists. I would hope that those of you who know of venues and artists in Panama would share that knowledge with us. As far as jazz is concerned, Panama City is a first world city. There is probably more jazz played in PC than any comparable sized city in the US, with the exception of New Orleans which makes a living from jazz. Jazz cuts across all cultural, ethnic and political barriers, but seems to appeal mainly to those who are positive, like to think, enjoy complexity and get “jazzed” (pun intended) about great music. My best friend in Panama is Reggie Boyce, who has a group “The Panama Jazz Effects“, which plays each Thursday and Friday at 7:30 to 9:30 and Sundays from 8:00 to midnight in the casino lounge at the Caesar Park Hotel.
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Vienna Boys Choir to Perform in Panama - 16 Sept. 2006

Bands & Music The Panama (West) Rotary Club Presents the Vienna Boy's Choir, which will be singing at the Atlapa Convention Center on Saturday, 16 September 2006 as part of a tour through Mexico, Guatemala, and Panama. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale at Exedra Books, El Hombre de La Mancha, Video Ave and the offices of the Rotary club. Tickets are $10, $20, $30, $40, $50, y VIP $75 with assigned seating. For more information contact the offices of the Rotary Club at 226-1749 or 260-4525.
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