New mailing address for SAMAAP

Considering that the Panamanian national postal system has not been functioning, we made the decision to obtain a mailbox from the private company Mailboxes, Etc.  Even though we cannot send correspondence from this mailbox, the new address that we are sharing below will be much safer to receive correspondence from

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SAMAAP Elections

On October 31, 2020, SAMAAP will hold elections to renew its board of directors.  All members will be eligible to vote providing they update their membership payments by October 2020. Voting rights for new members will only be applicable to  members who register before or no later than June 30,

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Know Your Canal 2020

This year, we will be having a virtual commemoration of Know Your Canal Week from August 9 to 15, 2020. The Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (SAMAAP) with the support of the National Secretariat for the Development of Afro-Panamanians (SENADAP), the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), the

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40th West Indian Fair 2021 has been canceled

Considering the health crisis we are facing with COVID 19, we made the decision to CANCEL the Gran Feria Afroantillana scheduled for February 13 & 14, 2021.

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Artist Martanoemi Noriega

Inspiration for our new website The headers and homepage for our new website as well as our 2019 newsletter were inspired by the murals by Martanoemí Noriega that are painted on the exterior walls of the museum. A colorful mural called “Contribution of Afro-Antilleans to the development of the country”,

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