Dule Art Festival returns to Clayton

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The 3nd annual Dule Art Festival is making its way to Clayton’s City of Knowledge on Saturday, August 8 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The event, a showcase of Panamanian Indian art, celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Dule Revolution of 1925 and the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, as observed by the United Nations.

Among the Guna painters taking part in the event are Kansuet (left) and Nilsa Patiño (right)

Among the Guna painters taking part in the event are Kansuet (left) and Nilsa Patiño (right).

 

visitor21-31_Page_02_Image_0004Visitors will be able to learn about the culture of Panama’s native communities in a wide range of activities planned for the day.

The festival will include participation from most of the indigenous groups in in the country. Art displays, performances (including traditional dances), crafts, cuisine, literature and other educationally relevant material will serve to showcase the rich tapestry of each group’s cultural contributions.

The word “Dule” (sometimes spelled “Tule”) refers to members of the Guna people and is the name they call themselves, which means “people.”

The Dule Art Festival is an initiative of the Community of Guna Artists, sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Panama. All are welcome.

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