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Paraguay seeks UNESCO recognition of “guarania”, its major musical genre

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Paraguayan government on Friday announced that it plans to submit a technical report on the guarania, its major musical genre, to UNESCO in 2022, with the aim of having it recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the organization.

The initiative arose some years ago from civil organizations such as "A puro canto" and the Ateneo Cultural José Asunción Flores, named after the genre's creator, who placed "on the agenda the significance of recovering the guarania," as the head of the National Secretariat of Culture (SNC), Rubén Capdevila, recalled this Friday . . .

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