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Taskiwin, Martial Dance of the Western High Atlas. ©UNESCO 2016
Taskiwin, Martial Dance of the Western High Atlas

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Taskiwin is a martial dance specific to the western High Atlas that gets its name from the horn each dancer carries. It involves shaking one’s shoulders to the rhythm of tambourines and flutes. The practice is threatened by several factors including globalization, young people’s increasing disdain for traditional heritage practices and a decline in the related craftsmanship. The last two decades have nonetheless seen an increased collective awareness among communities, and dedicated associations have been set up to safeguard the practice.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

Place/region: Morocco, North Africa
Series: 2017 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Interview
Authors and personalities: Mohamed Mahdi, interviewer.
Production: Association Targa pour le developpement durable, producer. Morocco. Ministere de la culture, sponsor.
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Rights: Association Targa-Aide, Morocco

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