We're in the good ol' USA once again!! Or, well, territory thereof here in Panama in the Canal Zone. And times are rockin' here, despite the world conflagration going on outside. We're cruising the streets of this tropical paradise and hitting all the night spots, enjoying biding our time as we await our passage home on the Panama Clipper. Quite the capstone to our long, but rather relaxing, exile. Still, though, it'll be good to be back home and away from the horrors of war. Thank Franklin for Neutrality!
Image (C) Ruperto Miller; check out his amazing Panama 1940 y 1950 Album!
The Panama Canal Zone is a slice of America nestled in the tropical heart of Central America along a thin blue lifeline that links the world. Yet for all the Coca Cola and Jazz music, nearby Panama City gives the place a Latin beat all its own. All the Hep Cats head in to PC to enjoy the local culture with all the benefits of home in the States. And the cross-cultural pollenation has produced some great sounds. Take tonight's special guest, a local kid from Panama City made big, the amazing Victor Boa, whom you can all agree deserves the moniker the High Priest of Jazz! So let's kick back, breath in the tropic air, and breath in the soulful sounds of American Jazz through an Afro-Panamanian lens!
Can I get an Amen?
And to drink tonight, a local favorite, a chocolatey, creamy treat that'll leave you warm as the Central American nights, the famous, fabulous Panama Cocktail:
- 1 oz White Creme de Cacao
- 1 oz Brandy
- 1 oz Cream
Shake well over ice & strain into a cocktail glass.