Discover the Panamanian dance that honors African ancestors who lived during the slave trade



In a port city off the coast of Panama there is a dance steeped in folkloric tradition that chronicles the age-old battle between good and evil—a dance that breaks the yoke of oppression and overcomes the horror of servitude. In the days preceding Lent, the residents of Portobelo dance to remember the suffering of their African ancestors and to honor the sacrifices they made in pursuit of freedom.

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