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Flamenco is now part of the Heritage of Humanity

18/11/2010

The flamenco is now part of the Representative List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity according to the decision made on Tuesday by the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO Intangible Heritage, which has also included the Catalan “castells”, “cant de la sibil-la” from Mallorcan, the falconry and the Mediterranean diet.

All Spanish nominations, flamenco, “castells” and “cant de la sibil-la”, have managed to be included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the Fifth Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Nairobi (Kenya) until 19th of November.

Spain participated for the first time, through the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, as an elected member of the Committee, composed of 24 of the 132 countries that have ratified the Convention on Intangible Heritage, a position that will occupy for four years, informs the Ministry of Culture.

Flamenco, “castells” and “cant de la sibil-la” were submitted by Spain as national candidates, with the involvement of the Autonomous Communities of Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia in the case of Flamenco, Catalonia for “castells” and Mallorca for “cant de la sibil-la”.

(Information published by Europa Press)


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