Rising sea levels threaten Panama’s indigenous Guna community


A report from TRT World.

The indigenous culture is a silent culture – islanders have been silenced about ecocide and other injustices on their land for centuries. But Giovanny Barrantes hopes music can be a new way to share the feelings of his people.

Panama’s indigenous Guna people are threatened by climate change. As the Caribbean Sea level continues to rise, the residents are considering abandoning the islands they have lived on for generations.

Giovanny Barrantes, a member of the tribe, found a way to express his people’s feelings – through music.

He hopes through his music he can make an impact on the silent indigenous community Guna which has been damaged “by western cultures for many centuries by disrespecting trees and animals.”

TRT World’s Anelise Borges has more.

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