Panamanian musicologist and composer. Staff Researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones Históricas, Antropológicas y Culturales AIP, Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, member of Grupo Salamanca de Investigación en Museos y Patrimonio Iberoamericano.


  • Doctor of Music, North-West University

  • MA, Musicology, University of Chicago

  • MM, Composition, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music / Fulbright Masters Scholar

  • Universidad Santa María La Antigua (Panama)

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    Ongoing projects and lines of research:

    • Ritmos de Mar: History and Repertoire of Azuero’s Traditional Drumming Culture (with Carlos Camacho), funded by SENACYT-Panama

    • The Violin Music of Panama, 1849-1950

    • The music of Roque Cordero


    • Grupo Salamanca de Investigación en Museos y Patrimonio Iberoamericanos

    • Asociación de Antropología e Historia de Panamá

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