Caribbean Jazz at the University of Panama

Los músicos Maher Beauroy y Redha Benabdallah.

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As part of the closing ceremony of the Festival “Africa in America”, organized by the Municipality of Panama, a live presentation of the French group “Ínsula” will be held on Thursday, May 25 in the Auditorium of the Paraninfo-Universitario of the University of Panama at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

“Insula” is a French group of three musicians who play Caribbean jazz with Arabic-Andalusian rhythms. They compose music with original sounds mixing the Arabian Lute and the piano, combining traditional and modern music. “Insula” also has a great deal of African influence so Arabic and Algerian sounds feature prominently in their compositions

This French band is formed by musicians; Maher Beauroy – a Martinique pianist, author, composer and performer with orientations to Jazz and modern music; Redha Benabdallah – a Franco-Algerian musician who has specialized in Arab-Andalusian music and classical guitar since the age of 9. These two musicians are accompanied by Marc Pujol, a percussionist musician and multidisciplinary artiste, who has always been attracted by ambitious projects and creations such as “Insula”.

The group will perform a varied repertoire during their concert in Panama, with music created by Maher Beauroy himself and the”Insula” musical project.

It was the African influence of the group that led the Alliance Français of Panama, in collaboration with the Municipality of the city, to bring this show to celebrate the closing of the activities around the “Africa in America Festival”.

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