Singing to the accompaniment of the gusle – a part of Serbia’s intangible cultural heritage – has been included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information announced Thursday.
The decision on the inclusion was made on November 29 by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage at its 13th regular session in Mauritius.
“Gusle are a symbol of Serbian national memory in the long battle for maintenance in the past, but not only that. There are no people today in which this ancient element of cultural heritage is present, respected, and loved. The credit for such a status belongs to guslar associations and numerous loyal listeners throughout our cultural space, “said Dragan Hamovic, special adviser to the minister on the occasion of the entry of a gusle singing on UNESCO’s representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of mankind.
Singing with the gusle is the third entry of the Republic of Serbia to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. On that list of Uneska, the 2017 and 2014 glory were pre-recorded.
Picking of Iva Grass on UNESCO List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity
The UNESCO Committee for Intangible Heritage yesterday made a decision by which the element “Picking of Iva herb on Mount Ozren” was written on the Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
“Picking of Iva herb on Mount Ozren” is the third inscription from Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has been registered on the Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Earlier, Zmijanje Embroidery and Konjic Woodcarving have also been enlisted.
The Commission for Co-operation with the UNESCO nominated “Picking of Iva herb on Mount Ozren” for enrollment on the Representative List of World Intangible Cultural Heritage at the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska and the Museum in Doboj.