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      The Boquete Feria de Las Flores y del Café   01/12/2017

      The Boquete Feria de Las Flores y del Café begins Thursday, January 12th and runs until Sunday, January 22nd. For those who have not yet seen -- and experienced -- this magnificent fair, you are in for a treat, and some inconveniences. Most importantly, you must see all of the flowers and the tiendas at and around the Fair Grounds here in Boquete.  During these eleven days you also need to be extremely careful, especially while driving and in planning your activities. In recent years there have been well in excess of 100,000 visitors to Boquete. Last year that number was closer to 200,000, and some predictions for 2017's Fair are closer to 300,000 people coming to our area to see the Fair. Traffic congestion will be the norm. Getting seats in restaurants will be difficult at times. Parking spaces will essentially be nonexistent. Buying groceries may be difficult and time consuming. Busses will be parked on the side streets, making driving difficult. There will be lots (as in LOTS) of people walking, standing around the bridge and the Feria and the many tiendas (small shops and stands [kiosks]) while taking pictures, talking, viewing the scenery, etc. Please be extremely attentive while driving, and drive slowly. Some streets will be blocked and require passes to use them. Other streets will simply be blocked based on congestion. Please be careful of your personal items, such as purses and wallets. Having so many people in one area creates a prime target for pickpockets and other maliantes to do their thing. To repeat, most importantly, you must see all of the flowers and the tiendas at and around the Fair Grounds here in Boquete.  Three closing thoughts. First: enjoy. Second: be safe. Third: you might wish to post your pictures, comments, reviews, etc., here on CL (start a topic or reply to an existing topic in http://www.chiriqui.life/forum/118-boquete-feria-de-las-flores-y-del-café/).   To provide general feedback or ask for help regarding Chiriqui.Life, please leave a posting in Problems, Feedback and Suggestions or email support@chiriqui.life or private message to @Admin_01.

Panama Jazz festival entertains, inspires, educates

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Jazz festival entertains, inspires, educates

Posted on January 2, 2017 in Art & Music, Coming Events, Live

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By Margot Thomas

PANAMA’S Jazz Festival which celebrates its 14th anniversary this month, (Jan.  10-14) has truly earned the “iconic” appellation as it has established itself as one of theregion’ss most famed annual cultural events.


For scores of thousands of Jazz lovers and those who like to mingle in the festive atmosphere, the performances, particularly the outdoors closing concert at The City of Knowledge, are the main attraction, but for hundreds of others its educational programs are a key to its ongoing acceptance in the musical community and a focal point for the festival’s founder, Danilo Perez, to help develop new generations of musicians.

This year the Festival  will feature 76 training activities including  workshops, lectures, talks, and free presentations, in different points of Ciudad del Saber (City of Knowledge  such as the Convention Center, the Training and Business (building 105) and the auditorium of the Isaac Rabin College

Artists from Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Israel, Colombia, United States, Greece and Panama will be hosting  classes to inspire and educate in  the musical laboratory that complements the Festival.

Some of them will  appear in  the concerts of the and others come from artistic academies Such as New York Jazz Academy, Berklee College of Music, Berklee Global Jazz Institute, New England Conservatory or Thelonious Monk Institute.

In the last five years, the educational program has attracted  about 2,500 students from across the region, bringing to 15,000 the number who have benefited  since its introduction.


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