Tag Archives: Panama Jazz Festival

Music spreads the seeds of social change in Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Antiguo, Panama, Casco Viejo When Conservatorio S. A. , a Casco Viejo developer and a Global Vision Award winner, donated free space to the Danilo Perez Foundation to create their music school in Panama,  they had a clear idea of what they wanted.  Conservatorio had been looking for a way to raise the bar of the neighborhood with the local neighbors, a vision that they were glad to find out was shared by Danilo Perez, whose main objective was (and is) to create social change through music.  Kids under his tutelage were turning out to be fantastic, they only … Continue reading

Art Week at Casco Viejo, Panama

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo   This week, several art events will take over Casco Viejo. Yesterday it was the opening for the Panama Jazz Festival which this year will be divided among events at Ciudad del Saber and Casco Viejo. For those who love dance, tonight there will be a free performance by Milvia Martínez at Los Del Patio called Eurídice (see poster below) And the biggies: Panama`s Jazz Fest Gala concert! At the National Theatre tomorrow and promises to be spectacular! Cuban artists Omaira Portuondo and Chucho Valdés performing at duo. Warming up for the outdoors concert on … Continue reading

Preparing for the Panama Jazz Festival 2012

Casco Viejo, Panama Lunch with Panamanian Grammy Award winner Danilo Pérez is an experience on its own.  He is full of energy and information, but most of it all, I always end up loving Panama a bit more after talking to him.  I didn`t know, for example, that Panama was one of the countries that had more “musicians per capita” contributing significantly to jazz.  At every Panama Jazz Festival, he makes a point of dedicating each to a different musician and to celebrate their life and contribution. This year, the 9th edition of the Panama Jazz Festival will be dedicated … Continue reading

Panama Jazz Fest Concert at Casco Viejo

Panama – Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo Plaza Catedral Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City   Rain! nooooooooooo…… People were prepared, though: everyone took their umbrellas out and scouted the sky to see if this was going to last. Classic Panamanian prediction:  “Nah… it will be gone in an hour or less. Good that it happened early”.  And so it happened: rained came and left, but the concert started on time at 12 noon and little by little Plaza Catedral at Casco Viejo started to get people in.  I was staged at a friend`s apartment (thank you Luis!!!! … Continue reading

Panama Jazz Parties at Casco Viejo: Who – Where – What

Casco Viejo – Panama – Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic District Two more days to go! Tonight, at Atlapa, there will be a big night where Danilo Pérez himself will play pieces from his new album: Providence. Can´t wait! Last night was really great: flamenco to get people fired up (great bailaora!), beautiful voices by Claudia Acuña and an explosive closing by Herwig Conrad with the Latin Side of Herbie Hancock. Tomorrow! Big Day at Casco Viejo! Many of the businesses will have special offers throughout the concert. Starting at noon, here is the list of … Continue reading

Accessing Casco Viejo during Panama Jazz Festival

Casco Viejo – Panama – Casco Antiguo Real Estate at Panama`s Historic District Can`t believe it: the Panama Jazz Festival`s gala is tomorrow night at Casco Viejo.  The big concert, which we look forward every year, will be on Saturday.   It is something special to see the Casco vibrating to good feeling and music. People walk around, sit around, chat, laugh and dance.   And while everything is normally well organized, the one thing that could throw your mood off is trying to drive into Casco Viejo. While every year, the festival has organized free transportation from Cinta Costera, this … Continue reading

Tips to Enjoy the Panama Jazz Festival at Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo – Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic District   The Panama Jazz Festival has been growing steadily year by year, flooding Panama and Casco Viejo with great music and fantastic vibe.  After 8 years of attending the Jazz Fest, I`ve put together a couple of recommendations for those of you thinking on attending for the first time: 1. Buy your tickets in advance: this way you`ll make sure you have the ones you really want and for the events you are most interested in.  While the Anayansi theatre at Atlapa has a capacity … Continue reading

Panama Jazz Festival is almost here! Concert Calendar

Casco Viejo – Casco Antiguo – Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City   Our favorite summer event is almost here! 2011 Panama Jazz Festival will start on January 10th until the 15th, with its already famous outdoor concert at Casco Viejo, Panama. Can you believe it has already been 8 years? wao… Main theatres will be: National Theatre at Casco Antiguo, Atlapa, Hotel Panama, Fundación Danilo Perez at Plaza Herrera (Casco Viejo) and Plaza Catedral (also at Casco) for the outdoor concert. This year, according to a note published today at La Prensa,  the festival is including … Continue reading