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Sandra Eleta Earliest Encounters with Portobelo

In this excerpt, Sandra Eleta discusses her earliest encounters with Portobelo and how the generous acts of a man from the French Antilles named Dorcy caused her to settle and work in Portobelo.

September 29, 2023

Sandra Eleta Entering Portobelo as an Outsider

In this excerpt, Sandra Eleta discusses her experiences entering Portobelo as an outsider and the ways in which the children of the town served as a bridge to integrate her into the community.

September 29, 2023

Sandra Eleta First Impressions of Congo Tradition

In this excerpt, Sandra Eleta shares her first impressions of the Congo tradition of Portobelo and how she became exposed to it through a Congo practitioner named Longaniza and his daughter Paloma.

September 29, 2023

Sandra Eleta Founding of El Festival de los Diablos y Congos

In this excerpt, Sandra Eleta discusses the founding of a recent cultural innovation, “El Festival de los Diablos y Congos.”

September 29, 2023

Sandra Eleta Founding of Taller Portobelo Women’s Cooperative

In this excerpt, Sandra Eleta discusses the founding and operation of Taller Portobelo Women’s Cooperative, a textile-arts workshop for local women.

September 29, 2023

Sandra Eleta Arturo Lindsay and Taller Portobelo

In this brief excerpt, Sandra Eleta talks about Arturo Lindsay and the founding of Taller Portobelo as a workshop for the Congo artists.

September 29, 2023

Sandra Eleta El Festival and Cultural Landscape of Portobelo

In this excerpt, Sandra Eleta discusses the founding of El Festival de las Polleras Congas and its entry onto the cultural landscape in Portobelo.

September 29, 2023

Sandra Eleta Development of La Casa de la Cultura Congo

In this excerpt, Sandra Eleta discusses the development of La Casa de la Cultura Congo and her hopes that it will serve as a cultural repository.

September 29, 2023

Sandra Eleta Memories of Photographing Children

In this excerpt, Sandra Eleta shares memories of the first children and community members she chose to photograph.

September 29, 2023