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Junglewood—founded in 2008 by the Panamanian jazz musician Danilo Perez, the sound engineer and producer Rob Griffin and Earth Train—is dedicated to providing settings and programs rich in biological and cultural diversity and conducive to artistic expression in harmony with nature.

Jazz pianist Danilo Pérez jams on bamboo

Junglewood will eventually have facilities at the eastern entrance to the Mamoní Valley Preserve and at Gun Hill where musicians, visual artists, and educators can collaborate on nature-inspired works involving the performing and visual arts.

Earth Train collaborating with the Crossroads Jazz Band at Centro Mamoní

Danilo Perez is Junglewood’s Senior Artistic Advisor and Rob Griffin is Junglewood’s international ambassador at large.  The Executive Director of Junglewood programs is Shea Welsh, a Los Angeles-based musician and composer who also serves on the faculty of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

open quote There's a rhythm and an order to nature. There's also an order to music, one that emanates from the human heart and spirit. I think it's fantastic that through Junglewood people are able to draw this parallel.

- Herbie Hancock, Jazz legend

See What We've Been Doing

Junglewood Design: Bamboo Raft Design & Construction with Jorg Stamm

Junglewood Design: First Bamboo Design & Construction workshop with Jorg Stamm

Crossroads 2015 - Building on Success for Biocultural Leadership

Richie Barshay at the Mamoní Valley Preserve

Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences is here!

Earth Train's Junglewood Design Co-opetition

A Transformative Experience: Crossroads School Plays Panama Jazz Festival and Visits the Mamoní Valley Preserve

Partnership with Juanito Pascual

The Inauguration of Junglewood

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