Cocinas Tradicionales

People

Intangible Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development

People

Developing policies that promote “good living” (buen vivir / vivir bien) requires putting people at the centre of reflection and action. Intangible cultural heritage, through expressions that connect the history, memory and the present of communities, strengthen social cohesion and constitute concrete tools for resilience.

Music, artistic expressions, medicine, handicrafts and traditional cuisine are elements that transmit the memory of various peoples and nationalities of the Andean sub-region, and which, in the pandemic, have contributed to coping with the crisis.

Carnaval de Oruro
Raqaypampa
Carnival of Oruro

Bolivia

In 2008, the Carnival of Oruro in Bolivia was inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Every year, for six days, this carnival gives rise to the display of a whole range of folk arts in the form of masks, weavings and embroidery...

Carnaval de Oruro
Caña flecha braiding

Colombia

The braiding tradition of the Zenú people, in the department of Sucre, is part of the cultural legacy that since the pre-Hispanic period has been transmitted from generation to generation, reflecting their worldview and relationship with the territory through craftsmanship...

caña flecha
Traditional Pacific Cuisine

Colombia

The fires of the Pacific, the rooftop herbs, the songs and oral tradition, are part of the singularities of the culinary heritage of the municipality of Tumaco and the department of Sucre in Colombia, where important aspects of everyday life...

Cocinas Tradicionales
The Macheteros of San Ignacio de Moxos

Bolivia

The most representative ritual dance of the Ichapekene Piesta in Bolivia is the Macheteros. With their enormous feathered headdresses, these solar warriors participate in this festivity that takes place every year in honor of San Ignacio de Loyola and where ancestral indigenous...

Macheteros
Macanas of Gualaceo

Ecuador

The Ikat is an ancestral technique of handmade weaving with which the makanas or cloths are made, traditional of the Cantón of Gualaceo in the province of Azuay, declared intangible heritage of Ecuador in 2015. The development of this manifestation conveys a sense of identity...

Macanas
Rajay'Pamba

Bolivia

Raqaypampa is an Indigenous Autonomous Government located in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Its population proudly preserves its ancestral traditions and protects its cultural identity, which is reflected in its food, clothing, music and in all its daily coexistence...

Raqaypampa
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
Ruraq Maki - Awajún Pottery

Perú

The pottery made by the Awajún women is the result of a set of knowledge and practices from an ancient tradition. Each creation is not only a complex and original combination of clays and resins extracted from the Amazon forest, but a representation of the cosmovision of...

Ceramica
Conservation and dissemination of the Cajamarca clarinet

Perú

The clarinet is a traditional instrument of the department of Cajamarca that makes sense when it is played in a group, in community. It is present in festivities and community celebrations and can be found in the hamlets and villages. The collective was a beneficiary of the line...

clarin
The pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit'i

Perú

The animated short in Quechua language is about an 8 year old boy named Manukucha, who would participate in the pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit'i in the department of Cusco, but his wish is frustrated due to the suspension of the pilgrimage as a...

Santuario