Tag Archives: Casco Viejo community

Panamanian Tales with a Twist: Micro Cinema

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Last night was the second edition of Cine Animal at Temporal, Casco Viejo. The star film of the night was Cucarachita Mandi, a twist on the Panamanian fable “La Cucarachita Mandinga”.  All the films, including Mandi, were based on animation. Temporal also showed what it takes to make it: all the props (which were for sale) and the amazing number of people involved to do it. My favorite voice character was by Jaguar Clandestino, one of the really talented slam poets in Panama.  He raps pretty well too! Congratulations to the Temporal team and to … Continue reading

Amazing Community Week

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Last Wednesday, young families in Casco gathered at 5th street to inaugurate Casco´s first “baby park”, fully created and implemented by the community. The ngo that made it happen was AVACA, Casco´s neighborhood association.  The event was honored by the presence of the Major and the Director of Historic Patrimony, who have been known for working for a greener and friendlier city.  The park is free and fully open to the public. They also celebrated the third year of Day at the Bay, an initiative to bring awareness to Casco´s beach as a natural resource … Continue reading

Enlaces Program goes to Europe

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo So proud of the Enlaces kids! In June, one of their students, José, was invited to participate in Danza Juvenil Opus 1 at Eslovenia. José travelled with his teacher José Leonardo Amaya, and on the way they passed by Paris. If you are not familiar with Enlaces, this is Fundación Calicanto´s after school dance program that focuses on kids from Casco Viejo and Chorrillo. They have a nice group of young kids who already started to perform and some of the more advanced ones have tried their own choreographies and have participated in major productions … Continue reading

Games and Casco Lifestyle

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo There are always so many different things that you can be part of in this neighborhood.  Take this week, for example: yesterday, a chess tournament at Plaza Catedral.  Walk any night by Plaza Herrera around 7 p.m., and you´ll see children (and young adults!!!) playing “Calle 7”, a popular TV show with the classic obstacle race. They use every since bench in the park, and are quite good at it! in the middle of the laughing and crazy running, a group of about 100 or more ciclysts entered the scene, going around the plaza and … Continue reading

Danilo Perez awarded at Universidad de Panama

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Last night, musician and grammy award winner Danilo Perez was awarded at Universidad de Panama with an Honoris Causa degree to celebrate his prolific career and beautiful achievements.  La Prensa published a note, where Danilo is quoted: “stop thinking of art as a simple ornament to public life”.  Danilo, who has made his life about how to provoke social change through music, has also been an advocate of music as a path to inner truth,  team work and cultural change. As he once told us about corruption and education: most people in jail for corruption … Continue reading

Beautiful day at the Panama Jazz Festival

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo It was a beautiful day at the Panama Jazz Festival concert this past weekend. We had a wonderful time. Music was amazing.  We were at Ciudad del Saber, surrounded by Casqueños! =) Loved the back section where El Cuarto Rojo was giving circus classes to kids.  I was starving, so bought a tamal de olla at the Sabores de mi Barrio (from Casco) section. Could have eaten two…  

Chess Tournament at Plaza Catedral, Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Walking around I saw this poster and almost had a heart attack: a chess tournament in Casco! amazing, and a great idea.  January 21st to 24th! see details here:

A Casco Dog´s Life: Mobile Services

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Walking up and down, I bumped into this service that I thought was simply fantastic: a mobile beauty salon for your dog! if you are travelling, or simply don´t have time, no worries: just call ShowerDog !  panama@showerdog.com Morgan´s face … priceless…!  

Casco Yoga Opens!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo New Year, new resolutions! I´m a yoga fan, and after the celebrations I was in desperate need of a good yoga class and stretch. Lucky me, Casco has now a full time yoga studio. It opened on Monday, at El Colegio (the building where Felipe Motta is located, near Plaza Herrera).  Owner and instructor is Maya Pypker, from Netherlands, and I really enjoyed her class.  She does  Here is the info: Maya´s Facebook Here Phone: 6265-5588 info@cascoyogapanama.com www.cascoyogapanama.com

Joy, Joy, Joy! Casco´s Christmas Decoration

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo It is Christmas! Plazas and streets have been beautifully decored. But what I love the most, are the simple expressions of joy and merry on doors, balconies and inside homes of Casco´s residents and businesses. Couldn´t take them all, but here are some of my favorites.