Partnerships for Inventorying Mediterranean Living Heritage
- The Hilali poets recount the history of a historic Bedouin tribe
In Lebanon, the research teams will be working with the communities of Zajal, a form of poetry widespread in the country. Egypt and Jordan will work with local communities in the governorates of Damietta and Madaba. For each project a workshop will train the concerned actors before the field inventorying begins.
The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage provides that each State Party shall draw up, in a manner geared to its own situation, one or more inventories of the intangible cultural heritage present in its territory, thus ensuring its identification in order to safeguard it (Article 12).