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Međimurska Popevka to be Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List?

Međimurska Popevka (photo credit: eMedjimurje.hr)

Croatian folk songs from the Međimurje region in northern Croatia could soon be inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

A meeting has been held today to start proceedings for ‘Međimurska Popevka’, or folk singing specific to the region of Međimurje, to be inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage list, emedjimuje.hr reports.

The traditional form of folk singing is already a registered intangible cultural good of Croatia and if everything goes according to plan it could be on UNESCO’s list by 2018.

If successful, Međimurska Popevka will join traditional Dalmatian Klapa singing on UNESCO’s list.

The Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage established by UNESCO aim to ensure the better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance.

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