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stage by professional or semi-professional artists, it is mixed with rock, reggae or jazz and inspires poetry and slam. Although originally dedicated to ancestral worship as part of a ritual, maloya has gradually over time become a song of lament against slavery, and for the past thirty years it has represented the island’s identity. Every cultur... France

Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīye

ounts religious events, historical and mythical stories and folk tales. Each performance has four elements: poetry, music, song and motion. Some performances have up to a hundred roles, divided into historical, religious, political, social, supernatural, real, imaginary and fantasy characters. Each Ta‘zīye drama is individual, having its own sub... Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Art of Azerbaijani Ashiq

,Art of Azerbaijani Ashiq The art of Azerbaijani Ashiqs combines poetry, storytelling, dance and vocal and instrumental music into a traditional performance art that stands as a symbol of Azerbaijani culture. Characterized by the accompaniment of the saz, a stringed musical instrument, the classical repertoire includes 200 songs, 150 literary-music... Azerbaijan

Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and Niger

s with the instrument on her knees and plays it with a wooden, arched bow. Imzad combines music and poetry and is frequently performed on ceremonial occasions in Tuareg camps. The instrument provides melodic accompaniment to poetic or popular songs glorifying the adventures and feats of past heroes: the songs are composed, recited or sung by men, w... Algeria

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Âşıklık (minstrelsy) tradition

communities, they help to spread cultural values and ideas and to facilitate a robust social dialogue, in part through topical poetry and social and political satire. At weddings in particular, âşıks are regarded as instructors and guides whose tradition draws on and enriches Turkish literary culture and the daily lives of communities throughout... Türkiye

Ojkanje singing

and genres of solo singing.,Ojkanje singing is a constantly changing and ever-renewing form of sung poetry, recognized by its communities as the most important part of their intangible heritage and an inseparable part of their cultural life;,Nevertheless, changing social contexts and a history of ‘festivalization’ have both contributed to inter... Croatia

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates

er in small groups to spin and weave, exchanging family news and occasionally chanting and reciting poetry. Such gatherings are the traditional means of transmission: girls learn by watching, and are gradually given tasks to do, such as sorting the wool, before learning the more intricate skills involved. However, the rapid economic development and... United Arab Emirates

Dragon Boat festival

official State bodies encompassing documentation, educational activities, promotion and support to poetry associations and boat builders;,The festival was nominated with the involvement of communities, groups and the local government of the city of Xukou, and consent has been given on behalf of the communities concerned;,The element is inscribed o... China

Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, India

practised.,Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, India combines music, poetry, dance and crafts that form an expression of the religious and aesthetic experience of the community, celebrate the bonds between humanity, nature and the divinity, and give the community a sense of identity and belonging;,Inscription of... India

Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern Portugal

to is the guiding voice heard above the group throughout the song. A vast repertoire of traditional poetry is set to existing or newly created melodies. Lyrics explore both traditional themes such as rural life, nature, love, motherhood and religion, and changes in the cultural and social context. Cante is a fundamental aspect of social life throug... Portugal