The proposed sub-regional project aims at developing safeguarding measures to ensure the viability of the oral expressions, music and traditional knowledge (textile art and agricultural technologies) of the Aymara communities of Bolivia (La Paz-Oruro-Potosí), Chile (Tarapacá-Arica-Parinacota-Antofagasta) and Peru (Tacna-Puno-Moquegua). The activities, planned for implementation over the course of a five-year project, are:
(i) identifying and inventorying the traditional knowledge and oral traditions of Aymara communities in the selected areas,
(ii) strengthening language as a vehicle for transmission of the intangible cultural heritage through formal and non-formal education,
(iii) promoting and disseminating Aymara oral and musical expressions and
(iv) reinforcing traditional knowledge related to the production of textile arts and traditional agricultural techniques.
Series: 2009 Inscriptions on the Best safeguarding practices List
Créditos: Antonio Rodriguez, director. Instituto Nacional de Cultura, producer ; Soledad Mujica, co-producer.