“Fete de la Musique” or Fiesta de la Musica (Music Fest) For June 20th
This year, the French Embassy will be hosting the event along with the Oficina del Casco Antiguo (OCA). From folkloric music to jazz, rock and the fuzzy “world music”, Music Fest will have about 35 artists running around Casco Antiguo, almost literally.
Logistics: As they have done in other festivals, parking in Casco Antiguo will only be for residents. General parking will be located at the Causeway in Amador, and there will be free transportation to the Casco throughout the festival. Usually, they also open the parking spaces at the San Felipe Neri fruit & vegetable market, right in front of the Fish Market, at the entrance of the Casco.
Who will be playing and where….starting at 3 p.m…..
ps. just in case, bring an umbrella and a folding chair. In Panama, rainny season tends to be in the afternoon, probably by 3 will be ok, but you never know….
Plaza Herrera (Tropical music)
La Banda de Cheo
Plaza Catedral (Folkloric music)
Kenisin y Kiara y los Chiki Pindin
Orquesta Folklore Latino
Samy y Sandra Sandoval
Arco Chato (World Music)
Filarmónica de la Universidad de Panama
Yomirah John (great singer!)
Bannaba (Kuna jazz..)
Teatro Anita Villalaz (classic)
Aguas del Chorrillo (this is a group formed by OCA with students of one of the poorest parts of Panama. It is worth supporting their effort!)
Orquesta de Camara de la Universidad de panama
Sinfónica de la Universidad de Panamá
Coro Música Viva (one of the oldest and best chorus groups in Panama)
Paseo Esteban Huertas (Jazz)
Luis Carlos Perez
New Latin Jazz
Blue Note Jazz
La Casona (Rock)
Cabeza de Martillo (one of the oldest and best heavy metal bands in Panama)