UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity: 43 new inscriptions in 2021
Arabic calligraphy, rumba or truffle looking are among the components inscribed to UNESCO’s record of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2021.
This 12 months, 39 components have been inscribed in UNESCO’s record of intangible cultural heritage of humanity. One other 4 appeared within the record in want of pressing safeguarding.
The record in want of pressing safeguarding totals 71 components of residing heritage whose viability is beneath menace and mobilizes “worldwide help to strengthen the transmission of those cultural practices“.
The 4 new components to urgently safeguard are Tais, a conventional textile from Timor-Leste, the M’Bolon, a conventional percussion instrument from Mali and two varieties of wood-carved canoes utilized in Estonia and the Federated States of Micronesia.
The Committee inscribed intangible cultural heritage components in 9 international locations for the first time: Congo, Denmark, Haiti, Iceland, Federated Republic of Micronesia, Montenegro, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Seychelles and Timor-Leste. The record now options 630 components from 140 international locations.
Ceebu jën and Joumou soup as intangible human cultural heritage
The newcomers go from falconry, Arabic calligraphy to the looking and extraction of truffles in Italy.
Rumba in Congo, xòe in Vietnam, nora in Thailand, moutya in Seychelles are some dances a part of cultural heritage now.
The Inuit creative expression in Greenland for Denmark, the pasillo in Ecuador, Morocco’s equestrian performances throughout a tbourida, dutar music from Turkmenistan, falak songs and folklore music in Tajikistan or Uzbekistan‘s epic tales with bakhshi performances are among the new art-related residing heritage to protect.
For meals, Ceebu jën, the nationwide dish in Senegal and Joumou soup, a celebratory Haitian pumpkin soup, are additionally a part of the record that seeks to boost visibility for the traditions and know-how of communities.
The Committee examined 62 information and subsequently authorized 69% of them. The method for safeguarding is then the accountability of states which want to tell the Conference on measures taken or progress made to safeguard inscribed components.
The Committee additionally allotted US$172,000 to a safeguarding challenge in Mongolia, $116,000 in Djibouti, $266,000 in Timor-Leste.
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