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Janina Walters was born in 1969 in Santo Tomás to parents who were Panamanians of West Indian descent. Her father was a music professor and a musician with a symphony orchestra, and, due to her father profession, she spent a lot of time travelling to cities around Panama as a child. She also spent several years in Europe with her family. As an adult, she has also travelled extensively and has family members in the West Indies, Hawaii, Alaska, and Asia. Janina currently works as a translator. She is very interested in music, and understands music as a multicultural expression. For Janina, it is important to understand the overarching culture in which one lives, but to never lose sight of one’s own unique heritage. She also thinks that it is important to look at and understand the pride of the Caribbean and Latina woman, because both are beautiful.