Inscribed as: "Marimba Music: Traditional Chants and Dances from Colombia's South Pacific Region and Ecuador's Esmeraldas Province"
Marimba music and traditional chants and dances are considered integral to the community fabric of people of African descent in the Colombian South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador. The music is created with a xylophone, drums and maracas and the chanted stories and poems accompanied by dance performed at ritual, religious and festive events to celebrate life, worship saints or farewell the deceased. The community is the bearer and practitioner of these expressions enhancing group identity and belonging.
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