Intangible Cultural Heritage Days of the West Indies and Guyana
The first edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Days, organized by the association Patrimoine vivant de Marie-Galante, foreshadows the desire of cultural actors in the Caribbean to create regular meetings to exchange good practices, cooperate and respond in a concerted manner to issues relating to the safeguarding and enhancement of intangible cultural heritage.
The first edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Days (PCI) of the West Indies and Guyana took place from 20 to 22 May 2019 in Guadeloupe. It is a unique event in the French overseas regions.
This was an opportunity to take stock of what the concept of intangible cultural heritage can bring to the ultramarine context, but also to identify and discuss the cultural and economic challenges it faces.
These days brought together institutional and private sector actors from Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, Dominica and Jamaica. This is in order to exchange during round tables addressing the main challenges of safeguarding and valorizing the PCI overseas.
These three days of workshops and conferences offered the opportunity to exchange through regional experiences on the specificities and complementarities of the CIP of the West Indies and Guyana by receiving valuable testimonies from a great diversity of actors institutions and associations of regional and national recognition.