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Bagpipes and Bagpipe Culture in Slovakia. ©UNESCO 2014
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Bagpipes and Bagpipe Culture in Slovakia

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Bagpipe culture exists throughout Slovakia, covering instrument-making, music repertoire, style and ornamentation to dance, special verbal expressions and folk customs. Many attributes are hallmarks of the country's traditional folk culture that include links to the environment, such as the natural material used for instrument making. Communities are proud to have a bagpipe player perform at local events as the music invokes a sense of identity for the public. Skills are transmitted within families and communities through formal and non-formal training.

on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

Place/Country: Slovakia
Series: 2015 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Credits: Michal Veselsky, director. Slovak Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre, producer.
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