Festival Nacional de la Mejorana – Guarare, Panama

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In 1949, Professor Manuel F. Zárate, a native of Guararé, realized that without careful preservation, over time the cultures of his beloved Panama could be lost.  Therefore he created la Festival Nacional de la Mejorana.  What is a Mejorana you ask?  It's a traditional Panamanian stringed instrument similar to the guitar.   This weeklong … [Read more...]