Tamborito, Panama's national dance
“El Tamborito” means the
little drum and it is more
than a dance. The tamborito
is contagious. It is an
expression of the
grace, faith, hopes, desires, s
pirit and soul.
It is Panama’s typical and
folkloric musical theatre. Its
intoxicating rhythm and
underlying emotions are
communicated to all.
PANAMANIAN FOLKLORICO DANCERS IN
COSTUMES & HAIR ORNAMENTS (Tembleques)
Panama's folklore is fully expressed in its traditional
dances, its colorful quot;Polleraquot;, the national costume, and
quot;temblequesquot; (hair ornaments) worn by women; the
embroidered, long- sleeved shirts, calf-high trousers, and a
straw quot;Montunoquot; hat, the national costume worn by
men. (Courtesy of Panamanian Folklore Dancers of
The Diablicos Sucios Dance
The Diablicos Sucios are the ones from
Los Santos and Chitre, provinces. They
wear red and black stripped suits that
originally were painted with charcoal and The cone that they use to hold the
quot;achiotequot; over cotton quot;manta suciaquot; and mask is beautifully decorated with
carried an animal bladder that usually red guacamaya feathers. They also
stank; when they danced and sweated the use castanets and a stick. There is no
colors ran off making a dirty look-hence narrative sequence in this dance.
the name quot;suciosquot;.
Reggaeton and its Origins
There are two existing versions of
reggaeton origin: some say that it
originated in Panama, others
argue that this musical direction
comes from Puerto Rico. That is
actually where the majority of
reggaeton singers come from.
Reggaeton actually developed
from Jamaican Reggae, but was
certainly influenced by various
other musical directions, like for
example, North American Hip-
Hop and Puerto Rican rhythms.
Famous Panamanian & Puertorican
Winsin & Yandel
Eddy Lover & Demphra