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    UNESCO Declares Dominican Merengue Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
    Santo Domingo, December 7, 2016

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added yesterday the Dominican Merengue to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

    This was decided by the Intergovernmental Committee at its annual meeting in Addis Ababa, when it considered that the Dominican merengue "plays an active role in many areas of daily life of the population: education, social and friendly gatherings, festive events and even political campaigns".

    UNESCO stressed that this element of intangible cultural heritage "is essentially transmitted through participation and its practice attracts people from very different social classes," contributing to "foster respect and coexistence among communities", printed Listín Diario.

    The Committee, composed of 24 States parties to the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, emphasized the fact that the Dominican merengue is danced in pairs, and underlined the "flirtations and sensual movements to the rhythm” that accompany this music, played with instruments like the accordion, the drum and the saxophone.

    Since in 2005 November 26 was proclaimed National Merengue Day, festivals of this traditional cultural practice are held every year in various cities of the Dominican Republic.

    The north of the country is considered the cradle of this dance, although it has spread to Puerto Rico, the United States, Venezuela and Colombia, where variations have arisen.

    El DREFF promueve conciencia ambiental y practicas sostenibles a través de la participación comunitaria

    El DREFF promueve conciencia ambiental y practicas sostenibles a través de la participación comunitaria

    El DREFF promueve conciencia ambiental y practicas sostenibles a través de la participación comunitaria

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