Local artists join the cause
PANAMA. Monday’s article on the Panama Jazz Festival spoke of the free jazz concert to be held in the Cathedral Plaza in Casco Viejo st...
PANAMA. Monday’s article on the Panama Jazz Festival spoke of the free jazz concert to be held in the Cathedral Plaza in Casco Viejo starting at noon.
The open-air performance is the last concert in the schedule, and allows Panamanians of all walks of life to enjoy the music of world-renowned performers.
Music will not be the only artistic expression decorating the historic building at the old city, however.
Even before the jazz notes start resonating through the different alleys, a group of local artists will gather at Plaza Bolivar (next to the Ministry of Foreign Relations, and a 5 minute walk from the Cathedral Plaza) from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., allowing you to witness the creation of original artwork.
With the cafes and restaurants nearby inside colonial houses, the scene for nothing short of a delightful morning/afternoon a la Europe. As an added perk, getting to Casco Viejo early (before the concert starts) is highly advisable for anyone looking to actually park their cars within at least walking distance.
All of the local artists’ paintings on site will enter a silent auction to benefit the Danilo Perez Foundation. The auction will be held at 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
More than 40 artists have signed up, including renowned Panamanian painter Olga Sinclair.
The event will also include free kids painting activities and show.
The Danilo Perez Foundation, behind the organization of the Panama Jazz Festival, now on its 6th year, offers scholarships to Panamanian music students.
Throughout the week, it has also been offering musical training to students and professionals of all walks of life.