UNESCO Recognizes Intangible World Heritage, Including Mariachi Music

Posted on December 5, 2011


At a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, UNESCO added 19 new demonstrations to the list of intangible world heritage, including mariachi music, French horseback riding, and Chinese shadow puppetry.

UNESCO also added another 11 displays of intangible cultural heritage that are in “need of urgent safeguarding.” Yaokwa, a ritual of the Enawene Nawe people for maintaining the social and cosmic order, and a circular breathing singing method from Mongolia are both included on this list.

Visit the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage website.  Current front page has article: New inscriptions and other items discussed.