This is a follow-up to the photo that I posted yesterday of the greeting musicians at the Emberá Village in Panama. The musicians greet visitors with drum-and-flute music. The child appeared to be the son of the woman in the band.
The Emberá people came to the area near the city of Colón several years ago to escape violence in the area near their previous homeland, near the Panama-Colombia border. Their territory now is part of the Chagres National Park, and their land and lifestyle are protected by the Panamanian government. Visitors must check in at the park headquarters before proceeding to the village. The only way to reach the viallage is by boat, crossing the wide Chagres River.