Jamaica Wants Reggae on UNESCO World Heritage List

Jamaica is looking to add the music genre of reggae to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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Jamaica is looking to add the music genre of reggae to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

This list, which is officially called the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, documents elements and practices of different cultures that deserve recognition.

Jamaica’s application was submitted in September, according to the New York Times.

A UNESCO committee will choose this year’s additions between November 26 and December 1.

“It will be a major achievement for Jamaica if we are successful in having the designation declared by Unesco,” said the country’s culture minister Olivia Grange.

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