Safeguarding our living heritage

The Kankurang is a protective spirit, embodied by a masked and costumed man, at the centre of a ritual system comprising songs, traditions and initiatory rites for young boys. The ritual ensures the transmission and teaching of complex know-how and practices underpinning Manding cultural identity.

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Majorettes de la ville de Sefrou qui symbolisent la mobilisation et la participation de toute la population de la ville de Sefrou, détentrice du festival

Get ready for the 17.COM !

24 November 2022

The start of the seventeenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is fast

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Statutory meeting and activities

17th session of the Intergovernmental Committee
28/11/2022 - 03/12/2022
Rabat (Morocco)

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9th session of the General Assembly
5/07/2022 - 07/07/2022
Paris (France)

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Open-ended intergovernmental working group
The Committee decided to convene an Open-ended intergovernmental working group to reflex on the procedures for the removal of an element from one List and the transfer of an element from one List to the other, the nature and purposes of the Lists and the Register established under the Convention and the relevance of the various criteria for each of these mechanisms, among other issues.

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