Palenquero

Many thanks to Alice Winters for sending along this link to a New York Times article and slide show on the language and culture of San Basilio de Palenque, an Afro-descendant community in northern Colombia. This town was established in the seventeenth century by slaves who seized and defended their own freedom. The Presbyterian Church of Colombia (along with ecumenical partners) is involved in ministery with two related displaced communities near Palenque.

Slideshow: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2007/10/18/world/20071018_COLOMBIA_index.html

Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/world/americas/18colombia.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

About Sarah

I serve with Presbyterian World Mission as liaison to the Andean region. This blog is a place to share stories, experiences, and observations, both my own and those of friends and colleagues and the occasional item of news.
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