A Multifaceted Artist in Panama


Ana V. Espino is one of those one-of-a-kind women who are born with the gift of doing many different artistic works at this same time.  I met her sister, Aracelly,  last week and who kindly unfolded the personality of this singular woman who lives in the town of Guararé, deep inside the countryside of Panama.

The Central Provinces of Panama, (e.g., Los Santos and Herrera) are the depositories of the cultural roots of our country.  This is the region where the Spanish traditions are handed down from generation to generation.  The authentic soul of the nation resides in this area, home of the Carnival FestivitiesFestival of the Mejorana and the Parade of the One Thousand Polleras.  The people of this geographical area represent the essence of who we are.  They have not forgotten their own history, their customs, their language, the stories of their ancestors.

Ms. Espino is proficient in the following artistic expressions:

  • Comedy actress
  • Artist of folkloric handcrafts
  • Folkloric poetess
  • Folkloric musician
  • Social event organizer

Following the meaning of the idiom, “the proof is in the pudding”, the following pictures depict the originality of the creations of Ms. Espino.  I was greatly impressed with her original creations based on our folklore.  It struck me so much, that I thought it was imperative for me to share it with the readers of Linda Franca who might be interested in the idiosyncrasy of this small country inserted in the middle of the world.  Here we go.

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

If folkloric art is your cup of tea, you can contact Ana V. Espino at her e-mail kpcean@hotmail.com or at her land line phone (507) 994-5963/cellphone 6454-7521.  Good Day.

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