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The Embera tribe lives on a dam called Lake Alajuela on the upper side of the Chagres River, an hour away from Panama City plus 45 minutes by can… Read More
The Embera tribe lives on a dam called Lake Alajuela on the upper side of the Chagres River, an hour away from Panama City plus 45 minutes by canoe. Photos taken during my visit to the Embera Trive Village using a Rolleiflex, 120mm color and expired black and white film, which gave the photos a peculiar style and texture. Enjoy! Read Less
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Embera Tribe - Chagres River, Panama
 
The Embera tribe lives on a dam called Lake Alajuela on the upper side of the Chagres River, an hour away from Panama City plus 45 minutes by canoe. They have a Chief of the village, the secretary, the accountant and different committees. Every committee has its own chief and organization. They have a Tourism Committee and an Artisans Committee, due to the fact that this village makes a living from the daily visit of tourists and the commerce of their handcrafts. The Embera tribe are very friendly and open people. They like to share their culture and learn from others. They speak Spanish and some of them have a basic level of English. The Embera Tribe has the ability to make very nice hand-made crafts. Most of them do it for a living. They make necklaces, colorful baskets, and cocobolo carvings. They have a traditional dance performed by the Embera women, which usually are performed in groups during parties and ceremonies. The instruments they use are native flutes, drums, and maracas.
 
Photos taken during my visit to the Embera Trive Village using a Rolleiflex camera, 120mm color and expired black and white film, which gave the photos a peculiar style and texture. Enjoy!
 
Tribu Emberá - Río Chagres, Panamá
 
La tribu Emberá vive en una represa llamada Lago Alajuela en el lado superior del río Chagres, a una hora de la Ciudad de Panamá, más 45 min en canoa. Tienen un jefe de la aldea, secretario, contador y diferentes comités. Cada comité tiene su porpio jefe y organización. Tienen un Comité de Turismo y uno de Artesanías, debido al hecho de que el pueblo vive de las visitas diarias de turistas y el comercio de sus artesanías. La tribu Emberá es muy amigable y abiertos. Les gusta compartir su cultura y aprender de otras. Hablan español y algunos de ellos inglés básico. La tribu Emberá tiene la habilidad de hacer artesanías muy bonitas. La mayoría lo hace para vivir. Ellos confeccionan collares, cestos coloridos y tallados en cocobolo. Poseen un baile tradicional interpretado por las mujeres Embera, los que son interpretados en grupo durante fiestas y ceremonias. Los instrumentos que utilizan son flautas nativas, tambores y maracas.
 
Las fotos fueron tomadas durante mi visita a la Comunidad de la Tribu Emberá usando una cámara Rolleiflex, película de 120mm color y blanco y negro expirada, la cúal le dió a las fotos un estilo y textura peculiar. Disfruten!