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In the Republic of Panama, the Festival of the Mejorana is an event that takes place each year allowing for musicians and dancers from across the country to gather and celebrate as well as compete. The idea of competition provides a platform to discuss commonalities among the performers as well as their differences. This presentation will highlight the national pride of Panamanian folkloric performers as associated with a specific, annual festival venue.


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Elizabeth Rhodes, Professor in Dance

Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Science

Stephen F. Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX

Email - erhodes@sfasu.edu, Alternate email – rhodese3@gmail.com, Telephone – 936.568.0242, Alternate telephone – 936.679.3052, Street address – 309 Powers Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961



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