Panama Canal 104th Anniversary Gala Event

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in Events, Home Page | 0 comments

Panama Canal 104th Anniversary Gala Event

    La Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afro Antillano de Panamá (SAMAAP) se complace en invitarle a participar en nuestra cena y baile de gala, actividad culminante de la semana “Conozca Su Canal,” que se celebra anualmente para conmemorar el aniversario de la apertura del Canal de Panamá y reconocer la contribución de hombres y mujeres afrodescendientes en su construcción, u operación y en el desarrollo de la sociedad panameña.    Viernes, 17 de agosto de 2018- 7 p.m. Gran Salón del Hotel Riu...

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XXXVII West Indian Fair 2018

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in Events, Home Page, SAMAAP News | 1 comment

XXXVII West Indian Fair 2018

La Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afroantillano de Panamá (SAMAAP) y el Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INAC) XXXVII Gran Feria Afroantillana 10 y 11 de Febrero de 2018 – 12 mediodía a 8pm. Centro de Convenciones ATLAPA, Ciudad de Panamá Sabado y Domingo Gran Feria Afroantillana 2018     Feria Antillana 2018 – West Indian Fair 2018 “Lot’s of really nice people doing what feels good. Great music, incredibly friendly people, dancing, eating, singing, eating, happy Caribbean music to set the mood,...

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Conozca Su Canal 2017

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 in Events, Gala Event, Home Page | 4 comments

Conozca Su Canal 2017

A collaboration between SAMAAP and the Panama Canal Administration for more than thirty years. The Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum of Panama (Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afroantillano de Panamá SAMAAP) was organized in 1981 by a group of afrodescendants to support the West Indian Museum located in the old Christian Mission Church on the corner of 24th St. and Justo Arosemena Avenue in Calidonia (also known as Marañón or Guachapali). One of the first activities that year was to honor the surviving...

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Panama Canal 103th Anniversary Gala Event

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Panama Canal 103th Anniversary Gala Event

En Conmemoración del 103 Aniversario del Canal de Panamá SABADO 19 DE AGOSTO DE 2017- 7 p.m. HOTEL SHERATON Salon Ancón Boletos de venta hasta el 5 de Agosto Caballeros: Saco y corbata Damas: Traje de coctel     Homenajeados: 1. Licda. Urenna Best Abogada, Activista de la comunidad Afropanameña 2. Ing. Manuel E. Benítez Subadministrador de la Autoridad del Canal de Panamá 3. S. E. Revdma. Julio E Murray Obispo de la Iglesia Episcopal de Panamá 4. Prof. Clarence Beecher Educador, defensor de los derechos...

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XXXVI West Indian Fair 2017

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in Events, SAMAAP News | 0 comments

XXXVI West Indian Fair 2017

La Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afroantillano de Panamá (SAMAAP) y el Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INAC) XXXVI Gran Feria Afroantillana 25 y 26 de Febrero de 2017 – 12 mediodía a 8pm. Centro de Convenciones ATLAPA, Ciudad de Panamá Sabado y Domingo Gran Feria Afroantillana 2017   “SAMAAP friends, Congratulations on a very fine “AfroAntillano Feria.” “The music and dancing were fun and there were quite a number of really interesting booths. Thanks to all for the great work, once...

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Romeria 2016 por ACP y SAMAAP

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Romeria 2016 por ACP y SAMAAP

In 1989, Cedric Gittens, a SAMAAP member who had witnessed burials at sea, came up with the bright idea to organize an aquatic pilgrimage on a launch on Canal waters as part of the “Conozca Su Canal” celebration since West Indians had worked, died and were buried in the waterway. This idea was put to the then Panama Canal Administrator, Fernando Manfredo, who gave his full support, so from that year, this pilgrimage was incorporated into the “Conozca Su Canal” celebration and has continued to be an integral part...

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