Second Emblematic Spot of the Central American Caribbean Cultural Corridor

Ms. Melissa Wong Sagel, Director of the OEI, Ms. Doris Osterloff, Director of the SEGIB, both organizations based at the City of Knowledge, and the Honorable Carlos Chavaría, Mayor of Portobelo, unveiled a plaque honoring the «Route of Marronage».

The city of Portobelo, one of the most important colonies in America during the Colonial Era, has one of the most outstanding traditions: the Congo dance, which responds to the manifestation of the African diaspora itself, gracefully passed from generation to generation.

It was precisely this district, which served as the setting for the proclamation of the Second Emblematic Spot of the Central American Caribbean Cultural Corridor, Chapter Panama «Afro-descendant Heart» and «Route of Marronage».

Reverend Jose Ortega was asked to bless this event that highlights the culture of African descent and how it has influenced our country.

Representatives of the OAS, students, employees of the Municipality of Portobelo and civil society, present at this event, enjoyed Congo dances by the Children and Youth group Mama Ari of Portobelo.

The Proclamation of the Third Emblematic Spot of the Central American Caribbean Cultural Corridor, Chapter Panama «Afro-descendant Heart» will be held in Changuinola, Bocas del Toro.

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