Project "SON RAÍZ: Diálogo Musical entre Regiones"


México possesses a great cultural diversity expressed by means of all its cultural regions. The National Council for Culture and the Arts, through its General Directorate for Cultural Liaisons (DGVC by its acronym in Spanish) by means of its Directorate of Cultural Liaisons (DVR by its acronym in Spanish) collaborates with twenty cultural agencies in the states in order to operate six programs of cultural development in the following regions: Huasteca, Itsmo, Sotavento, Yoreme, Tierra Caliente, and Maya. The goal of those Programs is the comprenhensive knowledge of each cultural region.

Musical expressions represent an elementary aspect of cultural regions, which depend on oral tradition as one of its main legacies since remote times. This cultural heritage has an undoubtedly significant paper in the formation of regional identities and in the constitution of the cultural heritage of Mexico.

In spite of the latter, the diversity of musical traditions faces serious problems to its development.
The result of SON RAÍZ has been the design and implementation of the National Program for the Safeguarding of Mexico’s Traditional Cultural Heritage, coordinated since 2007 by the DGVC and consisting in the founding of a state cultural policy. The Program has come to fruition by means of various action lines in accordance with the international agreements subscribed by Mexico such as UNESCO’S Conventions for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • Local
  • National
  • Régional


  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse

Pays bénéficiaire (s) / Groupes cibles

  • Traditional Musicians Communities

Principaux partenaires

Al son que me toquen bailo/ Arturo Barradas Benítez

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

Dirección General de Vinculación Cultural/Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes

05/11/2010 - 08/11/2010
Project "SON RAÍZ: Diálogo Musical entre Regiones"
Project "SON RAÍZ: Diálogo Musical entre Regiones"
Project "SON RAÍZ: Diálogo Musical entre Regiones"