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Mars2015

A nomadic culture preserve

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The Moussem of Tan-Tan, is an annual event bringing together more than thirty nomadic tribes of the Sahara, was proclaimed a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). These spontaneous and regular reunion nomads around a well, around the month of May for a long week, has evolved over the centuries to become a meeting place for the tribes of the region. Originally, he had held every May. As part of the farming calendar nomads, it was an opportunity to meet, to buy, sell and exchange of commodities and other products, organize Show review camels and horses, celebrate weddings and consult herbalists. The Moussem also included a range of cultural expressions: music, folk songs, games, poetry contests and other oral traditions Hassani.
This festival of great international stature, was celebrated in different colors songs, presentations, race camels …. etc, attended by leading national and foreign personalities.

The presence of forty Goodwill Ambassadors UNESCO gave to this festival, the character of the world cultural heritage. This heritage that deserves to be preserved and perfected for the maintenance of this culture alive and also allow nomadic populations to thrive in a world of tolerance and peace

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