January 06, 2021

1. Jorge Gustavo Caicedo, president, invites the members of the Steering Committee to take the floor and to present the goals they feel are important to achieve this year and that they would like to work on.<br><br>2. Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi would like to continue putting together the ICH NGO Newsletter and to promote the activities of the Forum through social media.<br><br>3. The President of the Steering Committee will send a call to all NGOs to invite them to participate in an ad hoc working group with representatives from all regions to prepare a background note on the pros and cons of the application of article 21 of the Bylaws as requested by the General Assembly at its last meeting.<br><br>

2019 14COM Bogotá (INTERVENTION 14 December)

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Art of crafting and playing Mbira/Sansi, the finger-plucking traditional musical instrument in Malawi and Zimbabwe

The Mbira/Sansi instrument are a family of musical instruments, traditional to the people of Zimbabwe. They consist of a wooden board (often fitted with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs (at minimum), the right forefinger (most mbira), and sometimes the left forefinger. Musicologists classify it as a lamellaphone, part of the plucked idiophone family of musical instruments. The "Art of crafting and playing Mbira/Sansi, the finger-plucking traditional musical instrument in Malawi and Zimbabwe" was added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Herit...

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