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Moratalla drums sound like the world (19/06/2010)

The Director of Fine Arts and Cultural Heritage, Enrique Ujaldón, presented yesterday at the meeting of the Heritage Council, held in the town of Alcala de Henares Madrid, the application of the drums and Moratalla Mula for its declaration as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism presented its candidacy for the inclusion of these drums in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity with the autonomous communities of Aragon, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Valencia.

In this regard, the general manager revealed his claim that "the drums not only resonate with the peoples of the region and the peoples of Spain, where the drum is a unique cultural phenomenon, but that resonate throughout the world."

To do this, he said, "we started a path forward that probably will take a year or more to go to make the nomination to be good, rigorous, and with aspirations of getting this award they deserve this holiday so popular."

National Tourist Interest, the Tamborada of Mula, whose origins date back to the late thirteenth century, is celebrated on Easter Tuesday from twelve o'clock until four o'clock in the evening of Holy Wednesday.

The Tamborada of Moratalla, Regional Tourist Interest, is celebrated on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday and goes back to the seventeenth century.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Moratalla

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