Commemorative Coin Pulled from Circulation

The Ministry of Economy and Finance suspended the circulation of one of the commemorative coins minted in honor of Panama City’s 500 years of foundation. Doubts arose whether the face on the coin was really that of Pedro Arias Dávila, the Spanish conquistador also known as Pedrarias who founded Panama City in 1519. Although the…

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Manneken-Pis Dressed as Congo King

The Manneken-Pis statue in Brussels joined in on the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Panama City, dressing in the colorful king of the Congo costume. Complete with crown and scepter, the costume is used in Congo dance, a theatrical representation of the resistance of African slaves during the Spanish colonial period.…

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Panama Pollera Wins Turkish Folk Festival

The Ritmo y Raíces Panameñas dance group representing Panama took home the award for best costume at the International Büyükçekmece Culture and Art Festival in Turkey. Held from July 14 to August 7, the annual festival, now in its 20th year, gathered delegations from 26 countries including the Panamanian group, dressed in traditional polleras and tembleques. This…

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Panama Jazz Festival 2020 dates and lineup

Consider music as the constantly evolving sum of mathematical languages that express a rather full range of that which is human, and for that matter that which is natural – birds sing too – before you get into the qualities of its genres. Like the spoken and written languages by which people communicate thoughts, some […]

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Panama amphibians photo contest / Concurso de fotos de anfibios de Panamá

Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas). Photo by Prachi Dadhich. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute invites you to participate in a photo contest: THE AMPHIBIANS OF PANAMA Competition rules: To celebrate the Panama Golden Frog Festival, and with the desire to raise awareness about the environment, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute invites those over 15 years […]

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¿Wappin? Internacional, como Panamá

Foto del archivo por Eric Jackson. Nuestra cultura es internacional y lo seguirá siendoOur culture is international and will remain so Eric Burdon – We Love You Lilhttps://youtu.be/GH0lxuoqEoM Mike & the Mechanics – Silent Runninghttps://youtu.be/Ddi2TBnzdPo Kafu Banton – Cuando se viene de abajohttps://youtu.be/o6VGdIU8FfI Residente & Bad Bunny – Bellacosohttps://youtu.be/46rJ4y2kdow Los Rakas – La Ley de […]

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Panama Pride 2019

God save the Queens — even if they may not be especially religious. Huge Pride march from Santa Ana through the Casco Viejo to the Cinta Costera photos by Eric Jackson   Somewhere, under the rainbow… There were people of many nationalities in yesterday’s Pride march, some from countries where they would be in big […]

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