Social Practices & Rituals

Dragon Boat Racing: China's Intangible Cultural Heritage

China is full of rich culture, arising from its vast land and population of 1.4 billion. The dragon boat festival is a traditional celebration of ancient origin, a shining asset of cultural heritage inscribed to the UNES

Arirang Culture Connect: Launching a New Column, 'Lim's Literary Stroll'.

Launching 'Lim's Literary Stroll' as a new column.We are thrilled to announce the launch of 'Lim's Literary Stroll', a new menu on Arirang Culture Con

Honoring the World's Finest Intangible Heritage Artists: Arirang Master Designation Project (EN & KO)

The dream stage where the world’s finest intangible heritage artists unite, the 'Arirang Master Designation Project,' is drawing attention from around

Shashmaqom: Shared Intangible Heritage of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

2024.05.04

In the heart of Central Asia, where history whispers through the alleyways and music dances in the air, lies the age-old tradition of Shashmaqom. Derived from the Tajik Arabic words "shash"

The Hudhud Chants in the Philippines

2024.04.27

Nestled amidst the verdant mountains of the northern Philippines lies a tradition as ancient as the land itself. The Hudhud chants of the Ifugao people are not merely songs; they are living epics that

(E&K) A Maestro's Tale: Guru Sadanam Balakrishnan, India's Arirang Luminary

2024.04.08

In the vibrant tapestry of Indian classical arts, one name shines bright as a beacon of excellence: Guru Sadanam Balakrishnan, an eminent Kathakali Maestro whose life is a testament to devotion, creat

Ta'ziyeh, Iran

2024.06.14

Ta’ziyeh (Passion Play): Today, in the terms of Iranian works of drama and play, Ta’ziyeh (passion play) is considered and classified as a traditional and ritual play. Its main essence

(EN &KO) Culture Masters Expands International Advisory Board with Global Experts.

2024.06.03

June 3, 2024 Culture Masters (https://www.culturemasters.org/public/) is thrilled to announce the addition of two new esteemed members to its International Advisory Board (IAB). These in

MUSIC IN PERFORMING ARTS MAK YONG

2024.05.25

Mak Yong, also known as Makyong or Makyung is a form of traditional Malay performance that combines acting, dancing and singing accompanied by music. Mak Yong is said to have originated from the court

Dragon Boat Racing: China's Intangible Cultural Heritage

2024.06.16

China is full of rich culture, arising from its vast land and population of 1.4 billion. The dragon boat festival is a traditional celebration of ancient origin, a shining asset of cultural heritage i

Boysun: A Cultural Beacon in Uzbekistan

2024.06.02

Situated along the historically significant Silk Road, Boysun is a district in southeastern Uzbekistan that stands as one of the oldest human settlements in Central Asia. The strategic location on the

Navruz: A Multinational Intangible Cultural Heritage

2024.04.29

In the heart of Central Asia, as winter’s grip loosens and spring tiptoes in, communities across the region come alive with the vibrant festivities of Navruz. Derived from the Persian word "

The Art of Sand Drawing in Vanuatu

2024.04.30

In the midst of the vast expanse of the South Pacific lies the archipelago of Vanuatu, a land steeped in a tradition as intricate as it is captivating: sand drawing. Serving as more than just an artis

(E&K) Resonating Heritage: Rahmatullo Hoshimov, Tajikistan's Arirang Maestro

2024.04.08

In the serene embrace of Tajikistan's Shuroabad District, where the essence of tradition fills the air, Rahmatullo Hoshimov stands as a cultural luminary, his melodies echoing through the ages, to

Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of Korea

2024.04.04

There are countless versions of each region. According to UNESCO, the number of folk songs handed down under the title of 'Arirang' is estimated to reach about 60 types and 3,600 songs. Among