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Panama

Ritmos y raices panameñas

Famous for its canal, a major work of engineering and an essential point of passage for navigation, Panama stretches its land between the Caribbean and the Pacific. The beauty and richness of its ecosystem mark its identity and traditions, which are a blend of Spanish, Amerindian and North American cultures. Despite a history marked by colonization, Panama has proudly preserved its indigenous customs and rites. Some communities in the Caribbean archipelagos still live completely out of time. Their traditional dances and songs express a deep respect for the land, nature and community spirit.
 
The Carnival period brings together and revives the country's cosmopolitan traditions. In the streets of Panama City, women and men dance the "tamborito", a romantic dance accompanied by a female chorus, drums and clapping, as well as the "cumbia", a dance of African origin. Until the last Wednesday of the Ash Wednesday, the crowd vibrates to the rhythm of reggaeton, merengue, tipico, salsa and congo music.
 
Founded in 1985, the Ballet Folklorico "Ritmos y raices panamenas" has become an ambassador of this diverse culture and traditions. The troupe performs folk dances and songs and wears the country's traditional costumes, including the famous pinta'o hat, made from vegetable fibers, and clothes made of mola, an assemblage of fabric produced by the indigenous Cuna people.

Tuesday 16 August 2022

17h00

Procession

Domino Park – Georges-Python Square – Town Hall Square
20h00

Official ceremony and opening show

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard

ADULTS: 20 CHF / AVS, AI, STUDENTS: 15 CHF / CHILDREN -16 YEARS: FREE / CULTURE CARD: 50%.

Wednesday 17 August 2022

18h00

Night "Al-Andalus"

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)

Amine Mraihi quartet : Khayal, Chicas Flamencas

Thursday 18 August 2022

17h30

Performance in Marly Innovation Center (MIC)

Marly, Quartier de l'ancienne Papeterie
20h00

Private Performance ( by invitation)

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard

Friday 19 August 2022

18h00

Decentralization Villars-sur-Glâne

Cormanon mineral square

Saturday 20 August 2022

11h00

Le Kiosque à Musiques

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard
11h00

CIOFF© Cultural Day

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)

11:00 AM TRADITIONAL CUISINE

  • Croatia
    Enjoy a delicious Croatian dish called kotlovina, simmered for 3 hours in a traditional kotao and prepared with love by Croatians.

1:00 PM TRADITIONAL COSTUMES 

  • North Cyprus, Spain, Montenegro, and Sardinia
    Learn to decipher the traditional costumes of Sardinia, Montenegro, Spain and Cyprus and discover their specificities.

2:00 PM CULTURAL DEBATE

  • One representative per RFI 2022 group will take part in the debate.
    Discover the young people behind these folk dancers and their motivations. A cultural debate around the theme "Why do I do folklore?" will be moderated by Marine Borruat, Sociology Unit UniFR.

3:00 PM TRADITIONAL GAMES

  • Croatia, Montenegro, and Sardinia
    Play together, young and old, traditional Montenegrin, Croatian and Sardinian games animated by young people from each country.

4:00 PM TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND SONGS

  • Argentina, Corsica, Croatia, Spain and Sardinia
    Learn more about the traditional instruments of the Mediterranean, their differences and similarities, and be lulled by the polyphonic songs of Sardinia and Corsica.
14h00

Performance

Fribourg Centre
19h30

Parade and Festivities in the city

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)

Sunday 21 August 2022

14h00

Closing show

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard

ADULTS: 20 CHF / AVS, AI, STUDENTS: 15 CHF / CHILDREN UNDER 16: FREE / CULTURE TICKET: 50%.