UNESCO names Reggae an international treasure


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The late Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Marley seen performing on stage during a concert in Bourget, Paris, on July 3, 1980.

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The world is abuzz about UNESCO’s recent overwhelming endorsement of reggae’s impact on the world.

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization added the genre among the world’s protected “intangible cultural heritage” treasures during its 13th session held in the Republic of Mauritius recently.

A Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage met on Nov. 26 for a five-day gathering and by the third day it was decided that going forward reggae would be indelibly and irrevocably placed among the world’s treasures.

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