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Cultural practices from Dangriga Town (Belize) | NICH

Assessing and Safeguarding the Documentary Heritage of Dangriga Town

Project Abstract

This project will document and survey the audio-visual collection of the Dangriga Cable Vision Company Ltd.. From the late 1970s to the 2000s, the Cable Vision Company documented community heritage of Dangriga Town, Belize. The company’s archival collection contains recordings of the language, music, and dance of the Garifuna peoples, cultural practices recognized by the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This material represents important documentary heritage for Belize, the region, and the world. In addition to surveying the content, the project will engage the Garifuna community in defining and assuring consent for digitzation and open access online.

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