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

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