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Panama Jazz Festival to Receive Annual Funding in 2018

Now recognized as an event that “creates a space for cultural exchange”

Esperanza Spalding photo for Library of Congress concert
Esperanza Spalding (photo by Farrad Ali)
John Patitucci at the Jazz Education Network Conference in January 2013

The Republic of Panama on Sept. 5 established Law 312, guaranteeing annual funding to the Panama Jazz Festival beginning in 2018. The new law designates that “the government of Panama recognizes the Panama Jazz Festival is an event that creates a space for cultural exchange, that provides education and social awareness, where people of all ages, cultural and social backgrounds meet to share interdisciplinary ideas about music of the highest academic quality,” according to a press release.

The 14th Annual Panama Jazz Festival will be held Jan. 10-14, 2017, at the City of Knowledge in Panama City, honoring Panamanian vocalist Violeta Green and featuring a collaboration between Cultural Ambassador of Panama Danilo Pérez and Esperanza Spalding.

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