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UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list

Nov 29. 2018
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By Agence France-Presse
Port Louis, Mauritius

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Reggae music, whose calm, lilting grooves found international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, on Thursday won a spot on the United Nations' list of global cultural treasures.

UNESCO, the world body's cultural and scientific agency, added the genre that originated in Jamaica to its collection of "intangible cultural heritage" deemed worthy of protection and promotion.

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