Danilo Perez: Panama 500 featuring Ben Street, Adam Cruz, Roman Diaz and Roni Eytan

Danilo Perez: Panama 500 featuring Ben Street, Adam Cruz, Roman Diaz and Roni Eytan

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Cancelled

This event is all ages

Danilo Perez
Danilo Perez
In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama, becoming the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean and founding the first permanent European settlement in the Americas. Those events continue to resonate five centuries later as Panama celebrates the landmark anniversary. On his new Mack Avenue release Panama 500, favorite son Danilo Pérez adds his voice to the tributes with a stunning portrait of his native land, its storied history, rich culture and fierce struggles.

Panama 500 is Pérez’ most ambitious project to date, the furthest evolution yet of what the pianist/composer calls “three-dimensional music.” His blend of influences makes him the ideal musical chronicler of his country’s history: already a land bridge between the Americas with a vibrant indigenous culture, Panama also began to absorb European culture into its own following Balboa’s arrival. Pérez similarly weaves together jazz and Pan-American folkloric traditions with influences from European classical music.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/