Commission created to achieve declaration of Tamunangue before UNESCO

The declaration of the Tamunangue and Sones de Negro is sought, as Cultural and Material Heritage of Humanity.

Managers of culture and drum groups, with more than 60 years of experience, agreed on an institutional protocol to achieve the declaration of Tamunangue and Sones de Negro, as Cultural and Material Heritage of Humanity.

This was reported by Katy Yánez, director of the Municipal Institute of Culture and Art (Imca) of the Mayor's Office of Iribarren, who, in turn, announced the creation of the Promoting Commission, as of the meeting that took place this Monday, June 21, the which seeks to sensitize and unite efforts with spokespersons from the nine municipal teams, the state team, and the Culture portfolio of the national government.

In the next few days, the assemblies will be convened in each locality with the cultural groups that have an active life, in honor of Saint Anthony of Padua.

Regarding the historical conditions that drive forward the request to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the municipal official said that, on June 13, the mayor of Iribar, Luis Jonás Reyes , decreed the Sones de Negros and the Tamunangue in honor of San Antonio, as Intangible Heritage of Iribarren.

He recalled that in 2002, the decree regarding this same folkloric manifestation was signed, in its qualification as Intangible Heritage of the Lara state.

Among the agreements of the Promoting Commission to prepare the application file before Unesco, highlights the assumption of the Sones de Negro as an ethnographic category under construction from a cultural anthropological approach, underlining such activity, as part of the historical memory of resistance and Larense socio-cultural identity.

Likewise, two working commissions were constituted, one dedicated to the collection of written, audiovisual and oral materials, to support historical progressivity; and the second, will try to inform and articulate, with all public, private, community institutions and the acquisitive movements of the Sones de Negro.



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