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Intangible Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development


The well-being of our societies, the capacity to live in peace, can be strengthened through intangible cultural heritage.

Numerous elements of the living heritage of the Andean countries transmit knowledge and practices that strengthen peaceful coexistence, promoting the cultural diversity inherent to our countries and mobilizing it as a pillar of peaceful societies.

Cuadros Vivos
Marimba Ecuador
Living pictures of Galeras


In the Municipality of Galeras, Sucre, the year begins with this artistic and cultural expression, where the community turns the streets into a space of collective well-being, in an open-air theater where children, youth and adults create peaceful, living representations of political...

Cuadros Vivos
The barter or exchange of San Pedro de Pimampiro


San Pedro de Pimampiro, in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador, due to its geographical location and variety of climatic floors, has been a regional exchange center since pre-Inca times. As part of the celebrations of the Holy Week, a large number of people to perform...

Trueque o cambeo
Marimba music and traditional songs and dances

Colombia - Ecuador

In the eight cantons of the province of Esmeraldas in Ecuador and the South Pacific of Colombia, this cultural event takes place to the rhythm of marimba, cununos and traditional and ancestral songs, generating spaces for the reconstruction of collective memory, transmission...

Marimba Colombiana
Wasichakuy, the repaje in Marcapata (DPI)


The repaje or wasichakuy (repair of the roof) of the Temple of San Francisco de Asís de Marcapata in Cusco, is an ayni where each of the stages has a ritual and symbolic meaning. The organization of the work is carried out taking into account the antiquity and role of the peasant...

Songs and tales of the people Ese Eja (DU)


The narration of stories, myths and legends, accompanied by songs about animals and plants, are part of the cultural heritage of the Ese eja people. It is the elders of the community who carry this important legacy and pass it on to the younger generations in the Palma Real Native Community...