Panama, Casco Viejo. New Business in Town: Karavan Gallery (Caribbean Art )

Panama, Casco Antiguo

Diversity is Panama´s strongest feature. We have so many cultural influences! and
not all of them are properly celebrated. So we are very glad to announce the openning
of Karavan, a special gallery where you can acquire art from Portobelo, which is located
in our Caribbean Coast at Colón Province.

These pieces where done by local artists lead by Panamanian photographer Sandra Eleta
( http://www.answers.com/topic/sandra-eleta-1?cat=entertainment    or see
photos at: http://www.fotografiasdepaisajes.com/modules.php?name=Encyclopedia&op=content&tid=57 
)  where they express mostly through their “congo” culture.  The “congos”
of Portobelo is an interesting culture dating from the Spanish colony where slaves
had to disguise their beliefs into dances and even language. They speak backwards,
and the dress in raggs, dolls and used things in a mockery of “their masters”. 
Their dances are voluptous, mainly at the rythm of drums and a chorus of girls singing
and clapping.

If you would like to learn more about the congos of Portobelo, don´t miss this gallery!
It is located at 3rd street, in front of the Arco Chato, beside the Office of Casco
Antiguo.

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