PANAMÁ. “America Multicolor”, a music, poetry and dance show is organized by the San Francisco de la Caleta parish to benefit Radio Hog...
PANAMÁ. “America Multicolor”, a music, poetry and dance show is organized by the San Francisco de la Caleta parish to benefit Radio Hogar. The event will be held on October 2 at ATLAPA’s Teatro Anayansi and will put on stage dancers and musicians with a repertoire of more than 20 songs and Bruce Quinn as artistic director and Dino Nugent as musical director.
According to the organizers, “America Multicolor” is more than a tour of songs of the Latin American cultural treasure box. It is a vision of this continent that embraces and fuses the different elements that have gone to form the fabric of our identity.
This year, “America Multicolor” will include the participation of Panamanian singer Patricia Elena Vlieg, who is behind this show’s creative vision. Vlieg commented about the show’s title: “America and its songs have given me words to sing, tears and laughter, the simple and the profound, to measure distances and returns, to build bridges, to cure my soul more than once and to know that we are made of many colors and feelings.”
Other renowned professionals who have joined the team include: Grammy award winner Oscar Stagnaro, Manuel Miranda, a Peruvian musician who plays an array of instruments including the flute and the saxophone, Eric Doob, drummer and percussionist and a fellow of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and Isaac Lausell, versatile guitarist who has played alongside music legends like Eddie Gomez, Rick Latham and Luis “Perico” Ortiz.
In addition to these international artists national talents like Juan Pablo Fabrega, violinist Graciela Nuñez and folkloric percussionist Ricaurte Villareal will also be performing.
Radio Hogar is a Christian radio station on frequency 670 AM in Panama City and 1250 AM in the central provinces (the interior). According to father Manuel Villareal, of the San Francisco de la Caleta parish and director of Radio Hogar, Radio Hogar is a radio station whose mission is “to bring to the audience a programming that foments and stimulates the ethical and Christian values of our people, and that, through a positive vision of the world, amplifies our horizons and forms better human beings. Through social dialogue we wish to demonstrate the different matrixes of the human condition and the tough task of living together, with creativity and clarity.”
It started radio transmissions on October 31, 1954 when Panama’s archbishop Monseñor Francisco Beckmann proposed this challenge to the Jesuit priest Manuel de Maguregui. With an old transmitter and a valuable frequency, Father Maguregui started diffusing Christian teachings to the homes of Panamanians.
Radio Hogar counts with a diverse programming, including music and “The teacher at home,” a project started in 2001 which transmits the long distance education program, “El Maestro en Casa” according to the ECCA method of Spain’s Canary Islands. The program is backed by the Ministry of Education and reaches the peasant communities in Cocle and Darien. It offers alphabetization, primary school and middle school classes by radio and weekly meetings.
Tickets to America Multicolor are available at Blockbuster, Radio Hogar and the San Francisco de la Caleta parish and cost $10 - $40 dollars.