Project Description

ICH Courier


Theme :
ICH and Oral Traditions

Windows to ICH provides an introduction to examples of intangible cultural heritage practices throughout the Asia-Pacific region in relation to specific themes presented in the issue. This issue takes a look at representations and practices of oral tradition. In these examples of intangible cultural heritage from Brunei, Nepal, Samoa and Kyrgyzstan, you can see the intersections of culture and oral tradition as well as their influence on public events within each community.

Expert Remarks

The Birth of UNESCO’s Living Human Treasures Program

Field Report

Afghanistan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage: Safeguarding in the Midst of War

Windows to ICH

Brunei Darussalam

Temarok Belief, Siram-Songs, and the Repertoire of Epic Tales of Derato


Ramayana: The Great Hindu Epic


The Crew Who Changed into Dolphins (O Le ‘Auva’a Liu Mumua)


Rhapsodes of Unity and the Preservation of Ethno-cultural Identity

Inventory-Making Efforts

ICH Inventory-Making Efforts in Cambodia

Safeguarding Pioneers

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy: The Guardian of ICH in Bangladesh