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ramseylurker

From: ramseylurker

Feb-20

Today there´s a monument in the central square of El Bordo, honoring the many afropatianas like my mother-in-law who made a living washing gold in Patía. That statue is called "La Negra"

You can see "La Negra" in this video from 2:50 - 3:00. The lyrics during that portion of the video are as follows:

"En las quebradas y ríos las negras lavaban oro, salía un producto muy fino que lo vendían en el Bordo, ..."

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Feb-20

How lovely and what a life experience! You are a lucky man to have found your own gold nugget.blush

ramseylurker

From: ramseylurker

Feb-20

Di (amina046) said...

How lovely and what a life experience! You are a lucky man to have found your own gold nugget.blush

Oh, definitely! If my wife and her family had been able to stay in Patía half a century ago, it´s likely that she would be a teacher today, probably in Lola´s school in Galindez in this video. It´s what she always dreamed of doing. She loves kids. 

Wilmer´s math class here is very interesting and interdiciplenary. (He has a PhD in Mathematics, by the way.) In his math class, from 10:15 - 14:15, the kids learn physics, economics, history, culture, music, dance, and most importantly, how to wash gold...lol. 

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