The World Music Panama 2019 cycle initiates another year of spectacular concerts at the City of Knowledge Athenaeum with the presentation, on Thursday, February 21st, of the Duo Finlandia. The World Music cycle has been taking place at the City of Knowledge since 2011.
This year the varied program includes renowned artists from several countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Tunisia, Algeria, France, Mexico, Colombia, Israel, Ethiopia, Germany and of course Panama.
There will be 7 great concerts throughout the year that will begin at 8:00 p.m. during several Thursdays of 2019. The groups that will play at the auditorium are: Duo Finlandia, Du OUD, Lito Vitale and Juan C. Baglietto, Making Movies Band, Adrián Iaies & Colegiales Trio, Abate Berihum Group, and Slixs Sexteto Vocal.
We took the opportunity to ask some questions to the creator of the World Music Panama cycle, Oscar Oviedo.
How many years have you been doing the World Music program at the City of Knowledge?
We are going to start our ninth consecutive year and we are very happy with what has happened in these 8 years.
What is the best thing about doing these concerts at the Athenaeum?
The City of Knowledge Athenaeum is the best place for many reasons. The space is ideal for us because of the capacity, acoustics, comfort, natural environment, tranquility and technical equipment. All this is essential for the public to feel in the best conditions to listen and enjoy great concerts.
What do you feel is different about this year’s programming?
Our programming in 2019, and those that will follow, will always be different since our project focuses on giving our audience the possibility to appreciate groups and genres that come from different parts of the world. We are clear that we want to take the audience on a trip to discover other pleasures in melodies that are not the ones we usually hear, and thus break molds and create other alternatives. We can implement this diversity since we receive almost 400 proposals per year.