Cossack songs enter UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List
'Cossack songs of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast' entered UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Yevhen Nyshchuk, the Minister of Culture of Ukraine, gave the certificate to Hlib Pryhunov, the head of Dnipropetrovsk regional council.
The songs from three districts of the region are presented in the nomination, villages of Kocherezhky and Bohuslav, and the town of Pidhorodne.
It took several years to collect and process authentic songs. The work included folklore expeditions to 16 towns, a huge volume of audio, video, photo and text information collected; digitizing old records of songs, search of singers, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Cossack Song Festival, establishment of folklore center and print of Cossack songs collection.