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Danilo celebrates Panama

Danilo Perez
Page added Apr 11, 2014 Updated Apr 17, 2014

Pianist Danilo Perez explores his Panamanian heritage with a major new work bringing together many musical influences. Hear it on Jazztrack.

Panama 500 is the new recording from Danilo Perez and he brings in jazz, indigenous folk, Spanish and African musical themes as he celebrates the long history of his homeland and the epic journey 500 years ago by Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa.

Paul Grabowsky revisits a sextet format for his new release on ABC Jazz, originally recorded for Jazztrack.  Perth drummer Daniel Susnjar takes inspiration from Afro-Peruvian rhythms for this new recording.

Plus other new recordings from Abdullah Ibrahim, Jeff Ballard, saxophonist Marius Neset and a little known children's album from Medeski, Martin and Wood.

See the complete playlist here.

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Apr 13, 2014. 5:05pm - 7:00pm
Apr 16, 2014. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Apr 16, 2014. 9:00pm - 11:00pm

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Danilo Pérez (born 29 December 1965) is a Panamanian pianist and composer. Biography: Early life: Danilo Pérez was born in Panama in 1965. Danilo started his musical training at 3 years old with his father Danilo Sr, a professional bandleader and singer, gave Danilo Jr. his first set of bongos. By the time he was 10 years of age he was studying the European Classical Piano repertoire at the...

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