Classical music and salsa at the Parque Omar

Personas disfrutando del concierto.

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Art and music will take over the Parque Omar, during the six nights of the Musicalión, which will take place from Tuesday 16 to Sunday, February 21. This free event is in its fourth year and will include opera, salsa and electronic music.

People enjoying the free concert.

People enjoying the free concert.

There will be six nights of outdoor performances from over 250 artiste on stage who will play for more than 12 hours of wholesome family entertainment. The festival’s mission is to strengthen the performing arts through training, education and the staging of high level works, according to the Aria Foundation, organizer of the event.

The program begins with the musical “Callar jamas”, directed by Augustin Clement, choreographed by Maria Cecilia Triana and starring Luis Arteaga, Meli Moreno and José Julián Muñoz on Tuesday, February 16, at 7 p.m.

This year’s new feature will be “Broadway Lights”, a musical with the best songs of the Broadway shows, on Thursday, February 18, from 7:30 p.m. with the participation of stars like Janelle Davidson, Jossie Jimenez, Diana Duran, Luis Rosman, among others.

The party continues on Friday, February 19, at 7 p.m., with “Da ‘Fusion – electric flow”, with DJ Edward Allen and DJ Sara Castro.

Sports enthusiasts also have space at Musicalión and on Saturday 20 there will be a marathon of “cardio dance” and “sunrise yoga” with live music.

Last year race at the Musicalion.

Last year race at the Musicalion.

To finish with a flourish, on Sunday, February 21, at 7 p.m., “Galactic Night” will bring together members of the National Youth Concert Association Camp, who will offer a concert with the soundtracks of science fiction films such as “Star Wars”.

To close the festival that Sunday there will be a “Salsa Symphony” concert for the first time, which will include the participation of a symphony orchestra with 80 musicians, who will alternate with a fusion salsa orchestra and more than ten soloists on stage who will be paying tribute to Ruben Blades and other great salsa singers worldwide.

“Musicalion is the only event that offers six days of art and music to the public. It’s nice to see people from all walks of life sitting on the grass appreciating the show, “said Ricardo Velasquez, Panamanian singer and president of Aria Foundation.

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