#1: Remezcla: 9 Panamanian artists you need to know ahead of Panama's Independence Day


NYC's DJ Bembona (of Puerto Rican-Panamanian descent) is on a mission to reclaim Panama’s disregarded contributions to the music game and uplift current talent in the country. She grew up in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (my neighborhood!) and while she was well-versed on the salsa orchestras and reggaetoneros of Puerto Rico, she wasn't familiar with artists coming out of Panama (the oft-forgotten originators of reggae en español - or plena). To celebrate Panama's Independence Day (Nov 16th), Bembona shares 9 rising Panamanian rappers and singers who are standing out in dancehall, reggaeton, Latin trap, hip-hop and more. (More info on Bembona here by the way)


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