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Sudanese National ICH

 

Sudanese National ICH

Since Sudan ratified the Convention, the The National Council for Cultural Heritage and Promotion of National Languages has been entrusted with creating a National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Sudan. Thanks to their unique qualities, each listed tradition contributes to cultural diversity beyond the nation’s borders and conveys the richness of Sudan’s living cultural heritage in an understandable manner.

Engraving on metals

Engraving on metals

Engraving on metals (gold, silver and copper) is the engraving of shapes and symbols on the surfaces of these metals. They are used for adornment by women and men, and in same time are linked to customs and traditions. Also They are having cultural connotations related to beliefs and rituals; in particular with ritual protection.
Songs of urban women and girls

Songs of urban women and girls

The concept Aghāni al Banāt (Girls’ Songs) refers to a specific genre of traditional songs performed by women that addresses issues concerning this sector of the society. They express girls emotional aspirations influenced by their social environment using everyday vocabulary and addressing their theme in a direct manner.

Shaiqia Songs - Al Tambur or ad-Dalaib songs

Tambur songs of the Shayqiyya group are a type of music performed with the Tambur stringed instrument and some drums such as the Dalluka and Shatam (hand-held drum). They follow a specific rhythm pattern called ad-Dalib.
Al Misdār - Traditional poetry

Al Misdār - Traditional poetry

Al Misdār is a folk poetry created by male poets who belong to the nomadic pastoral groups that live in the semi-desert regions, in particular the Butāna of eastern Sudan.
Arabic Calligraphy

Arabic Calligraphy

The art of Arabic calligraphy is a manual skill that is accomplished with the help of simple traditional tools such as the reed pen, and the black ink that is made from soot (housing or carbon that accumulates on the surface of the pots in which food is cooked), and other tools such as metal or wooden pens, and other materials such as colored inks are used. It has aesthetic value intended for its own sake. It is also practiced by academic and talented learners alike.