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Archive for September, 2010

   Sep 27

Toro Bravo Festival. Baile — the Dance.

The official portion cleared and all dignitaries present the festivities began with introduction dance of the Princesses. Once the princesses seated upfront facing the folks the Queen takes the stage by greeting everyone with her dance. Introductions done and actors in place the program starts with the Queen’s courting dance with a partner. The program [...]

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   Sep 26

Festivale in Toro Bravo. Preparation

Our new Panamanian friends and neighbors invited us to the yearly folklore festival of Toro Bravo a Saturday in September. I had preconceived notion of what that event would entail as there are only 20 families living in Toro Bravo. The festival took place in the village’s Community Center — a significant size open dance [...]

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