UNESCO’s List of "Intangible" Cultural Heritage (From India…
UNESCO’s List of "Intangible" Cultural Heritage
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has added reggae to its list of cultural institutions worthy of protection and preservation.
Jamaica submitted reggae for consideration earlier this year.
The genre now joins a list of over 300 cultural traditions
Including numerous musical ones such as
Slovakian bagpipe music and
Vietnamese xoan singing.
It is Jamaican music originating from marginalized groups
It was started out as voice of marginalized.
Now it is played and embraced by wide cross-section of society, including various genders, ethnic and religious groups.
About UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage:
It has two parts viz.
Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
2.List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of urgent safeguarding.
From India the Intangible Cultural Heritages added into this list include:
Tradition of Vedic chanting
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the Ramayana
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatre
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas.
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of Rajasthan
Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir.
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab