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Music of Panama – the soundtrack of every PTY Taxi

The soundtrack to every taxi, bus or diablo rojo journey in Panama, this is the true sound of Panama. I just found this amazing Youtube Channel called PanamaFolk, containing access to the hundreds of artists whose names I never knew but heard daily.

Listening to this really will transport you to the humid buzz of Central America, with all the traffic, romance, bustle and tropical beauty you would expect. Called Tipico, this music is the best way to divide traditional Panamanians from non-traditional ones. Basically, Hipsters from Panama are really down on this music. To the average visitor/gringo this sound will be encountered even more frequently than Ruben Blades concerts on the in-taxi DVD player (yes, this is a thing in PTY).

What a great country!

James Bloomfield


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