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NIHOL-PAYVANDKUNI payvandTraditional skills of transplantation through implantation of branches of a needed tree to a stump of similar tree. There are several traditional methods of transplantation.Country : Tajikistan
Yueju opera 2009Yueju Opera, also called Guangdong (Kwangtung) Opera, which is a modality of opera sung in Cantonese dialect (one of Chinese regional dialects), prevailing in the Cantonese-speaking districts (including Guangdong Province, Guangxi Province, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR), has a history of 300 years. It’s a multi-melody opera in South China with the most profound influence and best represents the local color. Besides, in Yueju Opera, dialect is the most perfectly used among all the Pihuang (the melody in Peking Opera) Melody operas represented by Peking Opera. nYueju Opera has absorbed the opera modalities that entered South China before the 18th century. Based on Bangzi Melody and Erhuang Melody (two kinds of melodies with respective instruments) and combined with Guangdong folk music, it formed the band constituted by string instrument including Erxian, Yuexian, Sanxian, Zhutiqin and Xiao (five Chinese traditional strings called Wujiatou in Chinese) and percussion instrument including drum and gong, which represents the Cantonese local features. Yueju Opera changed the routine that Mandarin was used in the performance when Bangzi Melody and Erhuang Melody entered the Cantonese-speaking district and perfectly embraced the Cantonese dialect thus creating abundant sorts of cadences and melodies which characterize South China. nThe six genres created by Xue Juexian, Ma Shizeng, Gui Mingyang, Liao Xiahuai, Bai Jurong, Hong Xiannu are still in continuous inheritance today, especially the “Hong Melody” created by Hongxiannu, a famous Yueju Opera actress. It is a role of Dan (female role) that has influenced the Yueju Opera performance for more than half a century as a distinguishing representative of Yueju Opera Dan-role genres. The gest (also Kongfu) of Yueju Opera, based on Shaolin Martial Art, is performed together with stunts and fights using real weapons instead of pseudo ones, thus becoming the paragon of Chinese South Group. The Chinese saying “Lines performance depends on the mouth while fighting ones depends on the legs” reflects the achievements of the singing and fighting in Yueju Opera and gave birth to the role of “Wenwusheng”, who is good at both singing and fighting, and quite unique in Chinese operas. nYueju Opera employs the combination of syllabus and improvisation, two methods of play composition. It’s also flexibly combined with various patterns of single-person and group performances (called Paichang in Chinese). It entails legendary plots and realistic themes and has more than 10 thousand existent repertories. The costume and face-painting of Yueju Opera are gorgeous and the state styles are absolutely different from other Chinese operas. Yueju Opera exists in large and mid-sized cities and is adapted to the city life thus becoming an important way of recreation. In the countryside and some communities, the performance forms such as “Shengongxi” amalgamate the performance with custom ceremonies and sacrifice ceremonies, presenting its functions of recreation, moralization and religious sacrifice. nAs the most popular Chinese opera overseas, Yueju Opera is highly treasured by Chinese people. Some institutions of higher education in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao established special organizations for Yueju Opera research and Yueju Opera performances are prevailing in the Cantonese-speaking districts both at home and abroad which represents the board mass base of Yueju Opera. It is in a steady artistic inheritance through drama school education and apprentice. As the holder and transmitter of Yueju Opera, the Yueju Opera theatres and groups and representative actors in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao are recreating, enriching, and continuing the cultural heritage. Meanwhile, they are enlarging its popularity by making performances in various places and international communications. The cultural departments in the three cities propagate the cultural character of Yueju Opera by media publicities, drama compositions and transmitters trainings. In addition, they make artistic research and protections on the transmitters represented by Hongxiannu. At present, Yueju Opera is full of vigor and widely prevailing among the Chinese people both at home and abroad thus acting as a bond of the Cantonese at home and abroad. Besides, it is popular with the Chinese all over the world, symbolizes the cognition of the peoples and cultural communication, and it has become a significant medium for the foreigners to learn and understand Chinese culture.Country : China
The art of steel carving☆The traditional technique of steel engraving, perforating, drying and polishing with both hot and cold processions is one of the wonders created by nomadic Mongols. The hearth place of the origin of steel carving is believed was at the Dalaichoinkhor Van khoshuu (smaller territorial unit) of Sain Noyon Khan aimag (province). The Dalaichoinkhor style steel crafts of deities, teapots, incense burners, stirrups, knives, and other accessory of household items are famous for their design and makes.Country : Mongolia
SHAH MUBORAKCycle of wedding folksong with congratulation content. This kind of songs accompanied with joyful melodies for dancing.Country : Tajikistan
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Uzbekistan’s Intangible Cultural Heritages : Miniature Art
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600km away from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, Boysun is the place surrounded by high canyon and valleys. Either you approach northerly from Termez, the city which is bordering with Afghanistan as the southernmost part of Uzbekistan or you run southward from Tashkent, you have to pass this rough and beautiful wonder.
- Namsrai CHINGGIS
Humanity was originally nomads. And then they began to live in settlement about 10,000 years ago. Today, not so many ethnic groups lead nomadic life on earth. Mongolia, located in the heart of Central Asia, is the place where has protected the tradition of long nomads’ culture.
- Namsrai CHINGGIS
Southeast Asia has musical traditions for which the region can be described to have a massive cultural wealth of sounds. From the gongs of Vietnam to the woodwind Khaen of Laos to stringed pear- or boat-shaped instruments of Thailand and Indonesia, communities in Southeast Asia have all that.
- Abdul R. Dim
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ichLinks Official Launching Ceremony Successfully Held
ichLinks Official Launching Ceremony was successfully held on 27 May 2021 with participation of 120 audiences from 29 countries around the world including five partner organizations and speakers. ICHCAP will continue to expand ichLinks' partner organizations and provide more opportunities to communicate one another. Detailed information about the event will be distributed through ICHCAP’s e-newsletter and ICH Courier in the near future. You may also watch the recorded video of the entire event on ICHCAP’s YouTube channel.
Invitation for ichLinks Official Launching Ceremony
ichLinks Official Launching Ceremony AD image © ICHCAP Invitation for ichLinks Official Launching Ceremony 27 May 2021 (14:00-16:00, GMT +9, online) The International Information & Networking Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has established an online information sharing platform called ‘ichLinks (www.ichlinks.com)’. The ichLinks platform contains information about more than a thousand elements of the intangible cultural heritage (ICH), as well as thousands of photos, videos, audio materials, publications, and information on experts and organizations. It also publishes updated information about upcoming and past conferences, seminars and events. To celebrate the official launch of ichlinks and invite new partner organizations, ICHCAP holds the online launching ceremony on 27 May 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 (Korea Standard Time). During the event, there will be presentations and demonstrations on the ichLinks as well as the users’ feedback. If you are interested in joining, please register yourself at www.ichlinks.events. Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Inviting New Partner Organizations for ichLinks
ICHCAP invites the new partner organizations for the ichLinks, an Integrated ICH Information-Sharing Platform in the Asia-Pacific Region (www.ichlinks.com). The partner organizations are key actors who collect and share the ICH information in their respective countries and utilize the shared information to enhance the visibility of ICH and cultural diversity. Last year, ICHACP designated five partner organizations in Malaysia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. The selected partner organizations shared their ICH data through the ichLinks, and ICHCAP supported them to build their own ICH database as well as to develop digital content. This year, ICHCAP will designate the 2nd group of partner organizations. The selected organizations are supposed to share their ICH information and may get the financial and/or technical support upon their requests. Those who wish to be the ichLinks’ partner organization, please send us your application (attachment 3) with the recommendation letter from the related government authorities by 15 June 2021. Among the applied partner organizations, those who need financial and/or technical support, please send us your project proposal (attachment 5) by the same date as above. For any inquiries on the project, please contact the ichLinks secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Symposium on Tugging Rituals and Games to Be Held from 9 to 10 April in Dangjin and Online
2021 Tugging Rituals and Games Poster Image © ICHCAP The 2021 International Symposium on Tugging Rituals and Games for Its Sustainability, “Living with ICH: Tugging Rituals and Games” will be held for two days from 9 to 10 April with on/offline hybrid format. In last year, celebrating 5th anniversary of its inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the UNESCO, diverse events had been planned. Though, because of the global pandemic, all were postponed and only December event was held via online. Therefore, the expectation of this symposium is pretty high, particularly among four countries where done multi-nomination. This symposium aims to understand better the value of the element and its sustainability in present. Notably, the 2003 Convention acknowledges ICH’s re-creativity, as a mainspring of cultural diversity, by communities and groups. The emphasis of the event lies here. It is crucial to share each country’s activities and build a network for vitalizing their ICH safeguarding activities for the sustainable development of humanity. Not only experts’ multi-angle analysis, two in-depth discussion sessions are prepared. In accordance with Gijisi Juldarigi Festival, the rituals with commentary will be live streamed via ICHCAP YouTube channel on 8 April, too. You can find more information from here.
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2012 Field Survey Report: Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Efforts in Kazakhstan
2014 Field Survey Report: Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Efforts in Uzbekistan
2011 Field Survey Report: Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Efforts in Tonga
2010 Field Survey Report: Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Efforts in Indonesia