Completion of the capacity-building programme in the Southern Cone
For two years Argentina, along with Paraguay and Uruguay were accompanied in a capacity-building process for the effective and sustainable safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. A closing ceremony on Thursday 13 February at the National House of the Bicentenary in Buenos Aires, Argentina, marks the culmination of the project “Living Heritage”.
Jointly organized by the Argentinian Secretariat of Culture of the Nation and the UNESCO Office in Montevideo, the event will bring together key project players to review its interventions, achievements and sustainability. It will also provide an opportunity to present the results of the pilot inventory that was carried out for seven months in six milongas (popular evenings where men and women gather in local clubs to dance tango) of Buenos Aires and to deliver the related publication to the two community associations involved, the Association of Teachers, Dancers and Choreographers of Argentinian Tango and the Association of Milonga Organizers, as well as to the national and city authorities.
The meeting will be attended by H.E. Mr Masashi Mizukami, Ambassador of Japan to Argentina, whose country has financially supported the project.
More information: www.unesco.org.uy/cultura
Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay (1 June 2012 – 1 February 2014)