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Students at Palenque’s Batata Dance and Music School perform a traditional dance with African roots. (Kenneth R. Fletcher)

Colombia Dispatch 4: Palenque: An Afro-Colombian Community

Four hundred years ago, escaped slaves formed Palenque. Today, the Colombian town celebrates its African roots

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"I want everybody back here for practice at 5:30 sharp."

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