“Serás, sin delirios vanos, unión de dos Continentes y abrazo de dos Océanos”
—A Panamá, Jerónimo De La Ossa (28 de abril de 1904)
An ongoing personal project, Somos Panamá is a collection of simple yet playful and vibrant illustrations of time-honoured customs, interesting facts and special festivities in Panama. The purpose of the project is to celebrate and introduce my home country to the curious viewer.
These illustrations were featured in The 50th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar 2017 in Thailand and all proceeds were donated to charity. Thanks to The Embassy of Panama in The Kingdom of Thailand for the kind invitation.
El Punto, the dance of Panama
El Punto is the epitome of grace and elegance in traditional Panamanian dance. With a specific composition performed by a single couple, the dance features intricate choreography, delicate moves of the arms and feet, and a sense of tranquility that sets it apart from other folk dances in Panama.
Panama's national dresses
These two iconic garments embody Panamanian’s history and artistic flair. Whether you don the graceful layers of the Pollera or the sleek lines of the Montuno, you'll feel the rhythm of traditional dances and the festive spirit of national celebrations come to life. Adorned with intricate details and crafted with time-honored techniques, these traditional pieces form together a stunning visual expression of the country's unique heritage, one that is sure to captivate and inspire.
Etnias & Comarcas
Etnias and Comarcas are the diverse ethnic groups and autonomous regions in Panama. Despite facing many challenges over the years, they have persevered and continue to thrive. Their stories of resilience, strength, and determination serve as an inspiration to us all, reminding us of the power of community, the importance of cultural heritage, and the endless possibilities that lie ahead when we work together towards a common goal.
Landmarks & Festivities
Discover Panama's diverse beauty through its iconic landmarks, from the engineering wonder of the Panama Canal to the pristine beaches of the San Blas Islands, lush cloud forests and breathtaking mountain views in the Chiriqui Highlands. Experience the rich culture at colorful festivals like the Carnival of Las Tablas. With so much to see and to do, Panama is waiting to be explored!