November 22: What is celebrated in Panama?

Noemi Ruiz

On November 22, the day of the musician is celebrated in Panama, if not internationally, then Santa Cecilia is commemorated, considered the patron saint of musicians.; and it is that the art of organizing various sounds that form a pleasant auditory melody, makes calm come in the midst of stress, health experts point out that listening music helps to even out the heart rate; In addition to improving emotions.

For professor and professor Tonny Cheng, there are reasons why the study of music should be promoted from an early age, since “the musician has the ability to take us from euphoria to the deepest sorrow through our musical instruments”.

Panamanian folk music has been a banner since the beginning of the nation, it has influence from countries such as: Spain, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Colombia, but we have been able to give it our Panamanian essence and this added value has made our music transcendental. international. Highlights, the artist producer Cheng.

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Professor Tony Cheng and his students

Professor Tony Cheng and his students

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In Panama, the role played by music and its value

The importance of music in our country has been important due to its contribution to society, points out the composer who highlights the signatures of Panamanian musicians such as the Sandoval brothers and Jonathan Chavez, the influence of salsa with Rubén Blades and the history of being precursors in the genre of reggaeton in Spanish at the Latin American level.

Although the youth choose what they want to listen to, we have emerging singers in the international arena like Sech, who are carrying our flag and our culture; being a great responsibility on his shoulders. Although the youth choose what they want to listen to, we have emerging singers in the international arena like Sech, who are carrying our flag and our culture; being a great responsibility on his shoulders.

Panama lacks policies to support music

In Panama, not only sports have ceased to be a priority, but also music and sports, which also lack policies, highlights the professor who mentions that “a country that generates so much money should have better public music schools and better gyms. A cultured country should be the priority of our governments and not let ourselves be carried away by the influence of other countries”.

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