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    ARMENIA PARTICIPATED IN EVENT ON 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONVENTION FOR THE SAFEGUARDING OF INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE

    18:06, 19 March, 2013

    YEREVAN, MARCH 19, ARMENPRESS: On initiation of group of UNESCO
    Francophone countries, Armenia, Lithuania and Bulgaria have presented
    their national cultural values included in the List of the Intangible
    Cultural Heritage of Humanity during March 18 concert in Great hall of
    Paris. As Armenpress was informed from press, informational and public
    relations department of Armenian Foreign Ministry, at the concert
    Armenia was presented by prominent French-Armenian musician, duduk
    player Levon Minassian, whose unique performance amazed the audience.

    Intangible Heritage provides direct access to living memory, it is a
    gateway to the identities of the people," said the Director-General
    of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, at the evening event on 18 March, which
    saw a representation of Armenian, Lithuanian and Bulgarian cultural
    expressions. The event was organized at UNESCO Headquarters to
    celebrate International Francophonie Day and the tenth anniversary
    of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural
    Heritage.

    This evening was an initiative of the President of the francophone
    group to UNESCO, Ambassador Jean-Pierre Blackburn, and Permanent
    Delegate of Canada.

    Musicians and dancers performed masterpieces of the Armenian Duduk,
    the Bulgarian Bistritsa Babi and the Lithuanian Sutartin─-s, all of
    which are inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible
    Cultural Heritage, reflecting the wealth of these cultures, their
    common influences and their interactions, handed down from generation
    to generation, forging close ties between peoples throughout history.

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