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Mauritius: New requests for inclusion of the of local music to the intangible heritage of UNESCO

"It is a pride that the typical Mauritian sega is recognised as an intangible world heritage of UNESCO", this is what was announced yesterday, Monday, by the Mauritian Minister of Arts and Culture, Mukhesswur Choonee at a press conference held in Port Louis.
After Aapravasi Ghat and Le Morne Mountain, it is the turn of the local Mauritian sega to become the third to be registered to the intangible heritage of UNESCO.
The construction of a museum also planned to pay tribute to the Mauritian sega.
The ‘ségatier’, Marclaine Antoine, especially hope that this will encourage young people to turn more towards the traditional sega, because "they look more to the modern Sega," he says.
In addition, three other requests will soon be made by the Department of Arts and Culture of Mauritius with UNESCO concerning in Bhojpuri songs and dances, drum sega of Rodrigues and Chagossian sega.


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