Benefitting country(ies): Albania
The purpose of this project was to establish an electronic database on Albanian folk iso-polyphony, incorporated in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008.
Between 2007 and 2010, the Albanian Music Council implemented safeguarding activities including the establishment of an initial register of the element. The present project aimed at enriching that initial inventory including additional information on issues such as legislation and other legal measures, vocabularies, activities dedicated to the element and instruments and costumes used for the iso-polyphony.
The project started with the development of an electronic database, purchase of the necessary computer and technical equipment and training of staff responsible for digitalization, data entry and management. A series of field trips involving bearers as well as researchers was organized to collect additional information. The collected data were digitized and are currently presented in a database available at http://isopoli1.w03.wh-2.com/Default.aspx
The project was implemented according to schedule and was closed in March 2012.