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Rabinal Achi: Xajooj Tun/ Ou Ballet Du Tun. ©Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, GMA PRO 2004
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Rabinal Achi: Xajooj Tun/ Ou Ballet Du Tun

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The Rabinal Achí is a dynastic Maya drama, which developed in the fifteenth century and a rare example of preserved pre-Hispanic traditions. It comprises myths of origin and addresses popular and political subjects concerning the inhabitants of the region of Rabinal, expressed through masked dance, theatre and music.

on this subject: proclamation of masterpices 2005-Element inscribed on the Representative list 2008

Place/country: Guatemala
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Credits: Guatemala. Ministry of Culture and Sport, producer.
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