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Panama Jazz Festival

 

  I started working in the Panama Jazz Festival in 2003 as a volunteer. In 2005 I created the educational component of the festival as Director of Education of the Danilo Perez Foundation. In 2009 I became the Executive Director of the festival. In 2016 the festival became the first jazz festival in the world to become a law of a republic. The festival has grown 3 times since I became director and most important, it has announced over 4 million dollars in scholarships to student from all over Latin America. www.panamajazzfestival.com  

  Comenzé a trabajar en el Panama Jazz Festival en el 2003 como voluntaria. En el 2005 establecí la parte educativa del festival como Directora de Educación de Fundación Danilo Pérez. En el 2009 me convertí en la Directora Ejecutiva del festival. En el 2016 el Panama Jazz Festival se convierte en el primer festival de jazz del mundo en transformarse en una ley! Desde que comencé a dirigir el festival, éste ha crecido 3X mas y lo mas importante, ha anunciado mas de 4 millones de dólares en becas a estudiantes de todo latinoamérica.  

Latin American Music Therapy Symposium

The mission of the symposium is to unite music therapists from North, Central and South America in an annual event that takes place in Panama City, Panama. Because of its geographical placement, Panama serves as a neutral zone where very different music therapy schools (the North and South American models) meet in an effort to connect and find a common ground. www.musicoterapiapanama.org  
 

La misión del Simposio Latinoamericano de Musicoterapia es unificar a músico terapeutas de Norte, Centro y Sud América en un evento anual que se realiza en la Ciudad de Panamá. Debido a su ubicación geográfica, Panama sirve como una zona neutral donde diferentes modelos de musicoterapia se reúnen para hacer comunidad..

Music Therapy Center of Panama

The Music Therapy Center of Panama opened in 2015 with one group serving Down Syndrome children once a week. Today, the center has a full time professional music therapist that serves over 100 people a week. We work with different institutions such as the Children Hospital of Panama, The Foundation for Leukemia and Cancer, Malambo Orphanage, Hogar Bolivar Nursing Home, among many others. www.musicoterapiapanama.org  


El Centro de Musicoterapia de Panama abrió en el 2015 sirviendo a un grupo de niños con Síndrome de Down una vez a la semana. Hoy, el centro tiene a una musicoterapoeuta profesional en residencia que atiende a mas de 100 personas semanalmente. Trabajamos con diferentes instituciones como el Hospital del Niño, La Fundación de Leucemia y Cáncer, el Orfanato Malabo, la Casa de Reposo Hogar Bolívar, y muchos otros.

 

Diploma Program in Music Therapy

 Starting in August of 2017 I will be directing the Diploma Program in Music Therapy at the University of the Americas (UDELAS) in Panama. This program is open to national and international students interested in pursuing the music therapy profession in Panama or outside of Panama. This is a great introduction of how music therapy can be applied in the healing of individuals and communities. LINK
 

Comenzando en Agosto del 2017 estaré dirijiendo el Diplomado de Musicoterapia en la Universidad Experimental de las Americans en Panamá. Este programa esta abierto a estudiantes nacionales e internacionales interesados en aprender sobre la musicoterapia. Esta es una buena introducción a lo que se puede hacer con la musica individual y colectivamente.

 

My New Recording!

 In 2017 I will be releasing my first recording "Violetas" (like my mother's name). The recording will be available online. The musicians that participated in the recording include Ben Street on bass, Adam Cruz and Nate Winn on drums, and Lucia Pulido on vocals. Our special guest is bass virtuoso John Patitucci and the pianist and producer is panamanian pianist (and my husband!) Danilo Perez. All the music and lyrics were written by me, except one cover of the song "Sube a Nacer Conmigo Hermano" from Los Jaivas. Soon to be published!  

Este año 2017 estaré sacando mi primer disco llamado "Violetas" (como mi madre). La grabación estará disponible en internet. Los músicos que participaron en la grabación incluyen Ben Street a en el Bajo, Adam Cruz en la Bateria, Danilo Perez en el Piano (y la producción) y el invitado especial, el virtuoso del bajo John Patitucci.
 

Other Projects

Check out the Danilo Perez Foundation where I am a Board member: 

www.fundaciondaniloperez.org


Check out The Berklee Global Jazz Institute where I am part of the Advisory Board

https://www.berklee.edu/focused/global-jazz


Check out the Latin American Music Therapy Network where I work as advocate for Music Therapy in the US and the world

http://www.musicoterapiala.org


Check out my web about homeschooling (I have homeschooled my children for the past 13 years)

http://homeschoolinginchile.com

Interesting

Interviews and Podcasts

Check out this Podcast from the beautiful Soldanela Rivera LINK


Check out this Interview about music therapy in Revista Portada from Panama LINK