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UNESCO Masterpieces Meet in Yakutia
12.07.2012 11:27
UNESCO Masterpieces Meet in Yakutia

The International Festival Meeting of UNESCO Masterpieces on Olonkho Land has started in Yakutia.

The festival presenting cultural, philosophical and cultural values preserved by mankind throughout centuries runs in the framework of the 5th International Sports Festival Children of Asia till July 16.

Today the UNESCO list includes 90 masterpieces of non-material cultural heritage of mankind, including the Yakut heroic epos Olonkho. Among the world masterpieces from 12 various countries taking part in the festival there are two Russian ones: Yakut "Olonkho" and the cultural space and oral creativity of Old Believers from Trans-Baikal.

Other participants are the South Korean Theater of traveling puppets Namsadan Nori, the Chinese opera Kūnqǔ, songs of Bauls - traveling mystic musicians from Bangladesh, Italian puppet theatre Opera dei Pupi, puppets, shadows and masks from Indonesia, and ancient treasures of Indian culture.






Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Festivals in Russia Yakutia UNESCO   

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