International festival of rhythm

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The Second Central America Percussion Festival (Segundo Festival de Percusión de Centroamérica) FEPECE 2013 will unite musicians from Panama, Colombia, United States and other countries at the City of Knowledge Ateneo Theater on Thursday, August 15. This academic, cultural and artistic event is going to have music clinics from 10:00 a.m. and

live shows from 5:00 p.m. for audiences to enjoy.

The highlights of the festival are the Danilo Pérez Foundation Percussion Group directed by Oscar Cruz and Chale Icaza, the Boston Berklee Global Jazz Institute group and Ricaurte Villarreal and his group “Tambores de Panamá.”

The festival is organized by

Panama Jazz Production in collaboration with the City of Knowledge, the Danilo Perez Foundation (organizers of the famous Panama Jazz Festival), Percuaction (Colombia) and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute of

the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA.Tickets cost $25 for the general public and $10 for students, pensioners and children under 12; they can be bought at Blockbuster and or at the entrance the same day of the event.

The percussion clinics will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and cost $20 per person. Children aged 12 and up can participate. For more information about the FEPECE call 317-1466 or 317.1468 or visit


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