IFCD approves 72,197 USD for “Validating Jamaica’s Cultural & Creative Industry through Economic Impact Assessments and National Statistical System”

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The Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions has approved the application submitted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) to implement the project entitled “Validating Jamaica’s Cultural & Creative Industry through Economic Impact Assessments and National Statistical System (JAM NSS-CCI)” (in Decision 14.IGC […]

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Watt Town Pilgrimage, March 2020

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“According to Oral History the site at Watt Town in the Hills of St. Ann has been in operation before Emancipation. | READ MORE

The workshop on UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property/UNIDROIT Convention

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The workshop on UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and the UNIDROIT Convention was held in Kingston, Jamaica, from 2-5 March 2020.  It provided a platform for exchanging practices and identifying measures to help Caribbean Member […]

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Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage: wrap up workshop

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A wrap-up workshop of the project “Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage” was organized in July in Kingston, Jamaica five months after its launching. Since March, members from three communities of Kingston were invited to join capacity building workshops on community-based inventorying and conduct inventorying of their living heritage. | READ MORE

Pilot Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Urban Context of Kingston, Jamaica

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The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean, coordinated a pilot, community-based, training workshop on the inventorying of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in the urban context of Kingston on March 11, 2019 […]

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ACIJ/JMB Exhibition 2015

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The ACIJ/JMB launched its ICH exhibition during a ceremony at its library in downtown Kingston on February 10. A division of the Institute of Jamaica, the ACIJ/JMB has developed an extensive inventory of ICH in Jamaica, and the exhibition represents its continuing work in documenting and protecting the nation’s local […]

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Inna de Yard, Video Documentary

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Inna de yard Launch Bernard Jankee, ICJ/JMB attended ICH Bureau meeting as rapporteur. Whilst there, at the request of JNC-UNESCO, he participated in the launch of “Inna de Yard: The Soul of Jamaica” which is a video documentary on reggae. | READ MORE

Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Kingston

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The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean, coordinated a pilot, community-based, training workshop on the inventorying of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in the urban context of Kingston on March 11, 2019 […]

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Minister Grange Leads Jamaica’s Successful Inscription of Reggae

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Jamaica has been successful in securing an ICH (Intangible Cultural Heritage) of humanity list inscription for reggae music, a uniquely Jamaican creation. The decision was made at the 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Mauritius following a […]

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