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The Cuban Music Chucho Valdes at the VI Panama Festival Jazz 2009
About 20 halls of the Ascanio Arosemena Auditorium and Training Centre are at disposal for this event that will receive students and teachers who take part in different musical institutions, indicated.

The participation of several international musicians, such as the Cuban Chucho Valdés, the US Wayne Shorter and the Panamian Danilo Pérez, considered all of them legends of jazz, are expected to take part in the Festival.

The installations of the inter ocean way will also receive the famous quintet of the Puerto Rican saxophonist Marco Pignataro as well as a recital of the US pianist Edna Golandsky.

The Ascanio Arosemena centre, as well as school for students, will be the stage of concerts and workshops given by the musicians who take part in this international event.

The sixth edition of the Panama Jazz festival 2009 will be held for six days, from the 12 until the 17 of January. These events started in 2003 and since that moment on it has consolidated as one of the most important cultural events of the hemisphere.

The festival also has concerts in the historic centre of the Panama capital and at the Anayansi theatre of the Atlapa Conventions Centre, located next to the shore of the Panama Bay.

The organisers expect to have over 16,000 spectators, which is the number of public who attended last year edition.


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