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Volume 17, Number 11
October 27, 2011
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Also in this section:
Kermit Nourse's award-winning photos
Panamanian music videos
Cambio Creativo --- new learning opportunities for Coco Solo kids
Murder at Howard Johnson's at the Theatre Guild
Sparky the Wonder Dog
Did that statue move?
Jazz at the Restaurante El Caribe on Via Argentina
Heavy hitting, light reading
Biodiversity and jazz with Jane Goodall, Danilo Pérez and friends
George Scribner's recent paintings of the canal and its expansion
Bus art clings to a precarious existence
Auditions for the Theatre Guild's adaptation of "A Raisin in the Sun"
Film, "Incendiary: The Willingham Case"
Books, Marijuanaland


The Panama News uses its Facebook Page as an extension of this website, and that page has a far more extensive and up-to-date listing of events, particularly bands that will be playing in Panama, than this culture section does.



Project gets a boost from the US Embassy
Cambio Creativo lends a hand to Coco Solo kids
by Rose Cromwell and Lorena Endara - Cambio Creativo

Cambio Creativo (founded in 2009) has started its second year of programming with the support of a Federal Assistance Award from the US Embassy in Panama.

Cambio Creativo is a grassroots educational project that promotes critical thinking skills, self-determination and self-expression through the process of exchanging ideas and skills. Cambio Creativo is based out of Coco Solo, in Colon where monthly, cross-cultural workshops are led by mentors from Colon, Panama City, and Coco Solo. Mentors share their skills and experiences with the community in a space facilitated by Cambio Creativo. By stimulating knowledge, creativity and positive experiences, participants will find alternatives for their own social and economic development. Located near the Free Trade Zone and the Manzanillo International Terminal, Coco Solo stands in stark contrast to the entry gates of Panama's wealth.

Cambio Creativo is excited to present a vast array of inspiring workshops for this year's programming. World renowned street artist Cisco Merel will lead the painting of a mural in Coco Solo. The Congo Princess of Panama, Marcia Rodríguez, will teach the youth about an important part of their roots, congo dance, focusing both on the history and practice. This workshop will merge with Rui Dinis's workshop on Afro-Caribbean music and will conclude with a field trip to La Escuelita del Ritmo in Portobelo. Other workshops include computer literacy, art therapy, family planning and reproductive health, theater, documentary film-making and ecology.

In addition to the monthly workshops, Cambio Creativo will establish a computer and internet lab in Coco Solo, build two compost toilets, continue to support the community library and garden, as well as facilitate daily study hall sessions for the youth. We are collaborating with local and international agencies to bring all these exciting projects to Coco Solo.

The Federal Assistance Award from the US Embassy in Panama will allow Cambio Creativo to facilitate a full calendar year of programming, an exhibition of artwork in Panama City by Coco Solo youth, and a culminating party and presentation in Coco Solo for all the participants and their families, mentors, volunteers, and partner organizations. This grant will also be used as initial start-up funds for the Cambio Creativo platform; program directors will continue to seek other funding sources to further Cambio Creativo's work.

For more information, or to find out how one can become involved as a mentor or volunteer with Cambio Creativo, contact Lorena Endara (co-director) by cell phone at (507) 6-421-1124 or by email at info@cambiocreativo.org.










Also in this section:
Kermit Nourse's award-winning photos
Panamanian music videos
Cambio Creativo --- new learning opportunities for Coco Solo kids
Murder at Howard Johnson's at the Theatre Guild
Sparky the Wonder Dog
Did that statue move?
Jazz at the Restaurante El Caribe on Via Argentina
Heavy hitting, light reading
Biodiversity and jazz with Jane Goodall, Danilo Pérez and friends
George Scribner's recent paintings of the canal and its expansion
Bus art clings to a precarious existence
Auditions for the Theatre Guild's adaptation of "A Raisin in the Sun"
Film, "Incendiary: The Willingham Case"
Books, Marijuanaland


The Panama News uses its Facebook Page as an extension of this website, and that page has a far more extensive and up-to-date listing of events, particularly bands that will be playing in Panama, than this culture section does.

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