Representing Panama in Taiwan

A delegation of seven young Panamanians are bearing the colors of our flag at the International Folk Festival in Yilan, Taiwan.

According to Odette Cortez, these youth are attending the festival for the first time, upon invitation by the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF).

"We have had so much success that we have appeared on major television stations, radio programs, and printed publications here in Taiwan. In fact, the three leading newspapers in Taiwan printed a beautiful write-up about Panama and its national dress and folklore. The media has been very kind to us and we have caught its attention in each of our shows, which makes us very pleased, and so we would like to share this victory with all Panamanians," expressed Odette.