1/2. Lucy Duran explores music in Panama City and the Azuero peninsula. She discovers Tamborito drumming, Musica Tipica and “Decima” music and tries her hand at Salomas (yodeling).
In the first of two programmes Lucy Duran explores music in Panama City and the Azuero peninsula. She discovers Tamborito drumming, Musica Tipica and “Decima” music and tries her hand at Salomas (yodeling).
Through talking to Dorindo Cardenas, Gustavo Salamin and Yin Carrizo she sees the importance of music in every day life in Panama, from its religious and festival significance to how it takes on political meaning.
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The Panama Canal
At the Panama Canal Lucy presents a Tamborito group from the forest.
Tamorito Music and the players
Lucy learns about the origins of Taborito and the performers.
Lucy describes the log drums used in Tamborito.
Three musicians from the Azuero peninsula rehearse a decima.
Virtuoso Gustavo Salamin talks about the Mejorana, a small 5 string guitar.
Yin Carrizo and Viva Panama
Yin Carrizo, Panama's great accordianist, performs his famous tune Viva Panama.
Lucy tries a strange kind of Panamanian countryside yodeling technique called “Salomas”.
Dorindo Cardenas and musica tipica
Dorindo Cardenas performs and discusses "musica tipica".
Musica Tipica on the radio
Lucy hears musica tipica on the radio, on her way to catch a flight to San Blas Island.
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