Documentation, promotion and dissemination of the Candombe traditional drum calls, expressions of identity of the Sur, Palermo, and Cordón neighbourhoods in the city of Montevideo

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 186,875 granted in 2012
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 02/09/2013 - 31/08/2015
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Benefitting country(ies): Uruguay


With the objective of strengthening the practice of Candombe not only in Montevideo but also in other provinces of Uruguay by promoting its transmission to younger generations and reinforcing the safeguarding capacities of local associations of practitioners, the project started in September 2013. This late start is due to a one-year process of project development aiming to ensure greater sustainability of›››

Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 200,000
  • Source:
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/06/2012 - 01/02/2014

Benefitting country(ies): Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay


The present project was among the first of its kind to be implemented in Latin America. It aimed at assisting Argentina as a priority and also Paraguay and Uruguay, in safeguarding their intangible cultural heritage by acquiring broad and solid knowledge of the 2003 Convention and its mechanism. Workshops on the implementation of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible C›››

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