Drangyen, Bhutanese Instrument and Lessons

The Bhutanese lute, the drangyen, is the oldest and most well-known instrument of Bhutan. The word drangyen itself roughly translates to “hear the melody,” where dra means “melody,” and ngyen means “listen.” The drangyen is often used in religious festivals...

Silk Roads ICH Networking Program Meeting Outcome

Time: 15:00–17:00 Date: 28 January 2020 Parties: Members of UNESCO-ICHCAP, the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS), and the KF Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum Secretariat (KF) Purpose: To further explore our ambitious Silk Roads ICH Network Program. First off,...

2020 Silk Roads ICH Networking Program

For the past decade, ICHCAP has been working Central Asian nations to safeguard their ICH. These endeavors have included survey projects, digitization projects, audio/video projects, and many others. In 2020, ICHCAP teamed up with IICAS to develop a survey about...

100th Issue of ICH Plus

ICH Plus has marked its 100th volume. ICH Plus is a fortnightly online e-newsletter published by ICHCAP and was started in 2016 to promote the visibility of ICH information. ICH Plus has delivered ICH-related information that has been contributed and...

Campaign relay to overcome COVID-19

We are faced with unexpected difficulties because of this crisis, but we are not backing down. We are doing our best to overcome the pandemic with united minds and a common goal. We sincerely thank medical practitioners, government ministries, local...