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Sep 19, 2017

The Government of Navarre will declare bertsolarismo a good of Intangible Cultural Interest

Bertsolarism will receive the highest level of protection afforded under Regional Law; the measure will take effect in the autumn.

In Navarre, bertsolarismo will be declared a Good of Intangible Cultural Interest. Thanks to a decision by the Government, bertsolarismo will receive the highest level of protection afforded under the Regional Law on the Cultural Heritage of Navarre.

The Nafarroako Bertsozale Elkartea association requested the declaration at the beginning of the year, presenting a descriptive report. This report included an analysis of the framework of the oral tradition in Navarre and a descriptive analysis of bertsolarism, also setting out its importance and uniqueness, the risks it faces, the need for its protection and some safeguarding measures.

The documentation was completed with a report by Alfredo Asiain Ansorena, ethnolinguist and technical director of the Archive of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Navarre.

The measure will take effect this autumn, at the end of the processing of the report prepared by the Navarre Council of Culture.