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Rebetiko Music enters UNESCO Catalogue

Updated: Nov 22, 2019

The Intergovernmental Committee of the Contract for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, in its 12th Meeting in Korea (4-9.12.2017), accepted the Rebetiko Music as the 5th Element of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Greece in the Catalogue of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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Previous accepted elements of Greece were Mediterranean Diet (together with Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Morocco, Portugal and Spain), Traditional Mastic Cultivation in Chios, Marble Art of Tinos and the Custom of Momogeri.


Congratulations to Rebetiko Music and its main historical representatives: Markos Vamvakaris, Stratos Pagioumtzis, Bayanderas, Giannis Papaioannou, Apostolos Chatzichristos, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Manolis Chiotis, Stellakis Perpiniadis, Roza Eskenazi and more.


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