Gamboa Canal Zone Veterans

Gamboa Canal Zone Veterans

In the early 1950’s, very bright and talented Santa Cruz /Gamboa Canal Zone youth, facing scarce employment as well as travel opportunities, found themselves in need of a vehicle for advancement . …. Then came the United States’ Korean conflict and over forty young people volunteered to be inducted in the United States Armed Forces.

The Astronauts

The Astronauts

The Astronauts are arguably the most successful '‘Gyambo’ Singing group'. Unlike the Gay Crooners, who were also genuine ‘Gyambo’ talents,…

The Exciters

The Exciters

This photograph of The Exciters, our dynamic hometown group was submitted by band member Antonio Rodriguez Perez. Starting with the…

The Gay Crooners

The Gay Crooners

The Gay Crooners, born of the stuff (socio-political and economic context of Canal Zone’) that challenged their ‘self-affirmation’. These were…

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