Spent two days in Santiago with a friend who was celebrating her birthday last Friday night. It was a small, intimate gathering of Panamanian professionals associated with the university in Santiago. We were entertained by two accomplished musicians who were instructors there, --a guitarist and a violinist. They played traditional Panamanian folk songs, which developed into a great sing and dance-a-long. The percussionists were incidental musicians who came with their wives or girlfriends and later joined in. The violinist has a radio show on Saturday mornings, which he dedicated to my friend for her birthday. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening---not half as sedate as it appears!