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Cultural Space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella


Language: English

The Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella is distinguished in the fields of music, dance and popular festivities. The Brotherhood musicians play instruments called congos. These congos, the origin of which is attributed to the Holy Spirit, are hand-drums. The Brotherhood, which is nowadays open to all without distinction of sex or origin, was founded in the sixteenth century by African slaves and people of mixed origin. For historical reasons, the Brotherhood is an important part of the cultural identity of its members and of the region as a whole.


on this subject: Proclamation of Masterpieces 2001- Element inscribed on the Representative List 2008


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Place/region: Villa Mella, Dominican Republic, Latin America, Caribbean
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Director: José Guerrero
Publisher: Dominican republic. Secretaria de Estado de Cultura; Museo del Hombre Dominicano
Coproducer/sponsor: Comision Dominicana para la UNESCO
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Rights: Dominican Republic. Secretaria de Estado de Cultura; Museo del Hombre Dominicano; UNESCO Section for Intangible Heritage Section for Intangible Heritage
 

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Original: Video cassette.VHS.Pal
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/00464
File No: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2008-00006.DV
Source ref.: CLT-ITH-00006-04-1
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Dominican Republic. Secretaria de Estado de Cultura; Museo del Hombre Dominicano;