La Pampa: Argentine Intangible Cultural Heritage
time now, the Ministry of Culture has been carrying out the survey of Argentine Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is a tool to collect and share information about the cultural manifestations that form part of the identity of communities in the Argentine territory. Traditional ways of doing, naming, producing or celebrating that continue to be practiced, that are passed on to the new generations and that contribute to strengthening collective ties. Today we want to tell you what has been released so far in the province of La Pampa.
Roast with leather
Cooking technique on the coals of animals semi-boned cattle and with the leather attached. On a special grill , seasoned with pepper and brine, in a process that lasts about 10 hours. It is traditional in the northern part of La Pampa and in the town of Falucho, when you have a social event or a party.
The Payada in La Pampa
Poetic, theatrical and musical genre that has as main attraction oral improvisation. It is accompanied with the guitar. It talks about the way of life, the needs, the feats and the problems of the countryside. Different types of stanzas and metrics are used. It is also characterized by the use of words in ranquel language.
Celebration of a new solar cycle performed by ranqueles communities. Particularly in Leubucó near the burial centre of the chief Mariano Rosas, between 21 and 24 June. First it is done at the family level and on the 23rd the chiefs and the people gather. At midnight a sacred fire of purification is lit and traditional music, songs and dances begin. The fire remains in custody and is expected to dawn. At the exact sunrise, the ngillatun or rogative is made. The ceremony is led by the machi, who grants the chiefs permission to make the requests. They motivate their realization by strengthening the roots, struggles, the path and spirituality of the ranquel community.
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