A UNESCO intergovernmental committee has declared Flamenco an intangible heritage including it in the Urgent Safeguarding List and the Representative List.

Two other Spanish customs have also been included, the Sibilia singing from Mallorca and the Catalan “Castells” (human towers).

Until 19th November, 24 members of the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO in Nairobi will discuss and decide which of the 47 nominations submitted will be included in the listing.

The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage was established in 2003 and has 132 member states.

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