Welcome! This website is an online complement to my solo guitar album, The Panamericanist: Compositions and Arrangements of Alfonso Chacón.

To purchase the album in CD or downloadable form, please visit the STORE.

To preview album tracks, download the CD booklet or check out the production credits visit THE ALBUM page.

For an overview of what this project is about, please read the BACKGROUND.

For those who are more curious about Maestro Chacon, this music, and how I came to learn and record it, I have posted 13 additional essays. The essay The Panmericanist is my personal tribute to Alfonso and an exploration of the significance of this title. In addition there is one for each track, journeying through the attendant memories, meanings, and challenges, musical and otherwise. I hope you’ll find these stories and ruminations to be entertaining and worth your time, and that they may even enrich the experience of listening to the album.

 If you knew Alfonso and have stories to share (or corrections to anything you read here that isn’t quite right!), or are in any way interested in contributing the content of this site please drop me a line at  neil@thepanamericanist.com 

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