Portobelo’s Black Diaspora traditions span Carnival performances that story its past to new band traditions that remix it into the future.

Para explorar la versión española, visítenos en Portobelo Digital

Digital Portobelo: Art + Scholarship + Cultural Preservation is an interactive on-line collection of ethnographic interviews, photos, videos, art work, and archival material illuminating the rich culture and history of Portobelo, Panama–a small community located on the Caribbean coast of the Republic of Panama best known for its Spanish colonial heritage, its centuries old Black Christ festival, and an Afro-Latin community who call themselves and their cultural performance tradition “Congo.” Click on “Interactive Archive” to jump right into the heart of the project or click on the tabs above to learn more our the our process and the material currently contained in the archive. We are a work-in-progress so check back with us often to watch us grow!

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