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  • 1. The Congos and the West Indians
  • 2. Descendants of African Slaves Congos Cimarrones (Maroons) Arrived in Panama during the Spanish colonization Helped to build the first city of Panama, which is now know as Panama Viejo or Panama La Vieja
  • 3. The Congos are know for their folkloric dances and festivals. Los Congos de Palenque
  • 4. Black West Indians Antillanos Chombos Immigrated to Panama during the construction of the Panama Canal
  • 5.
    • Famous Panamanians of African descent
      • Carlos "Cubena"Guillermo Wilson- Author
      • Alberto Barrow- Author
      • George Priestley- Author
      • Rodney Cline "Rod" Carew- Baseball Player
      • Alejandrina Lam – Reina de los Congos
      • Bayano Kamani – Track & Field (Hurdler)
      • Irving Saladino- Track & Field (Long Jump)
  • 6. Etnianegrapanama
    • El día de la etnia negra – 30 de mayo
        • Festivities all month