In 2010, UNESCO inscribed the flamenco of Spain in its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The only agency within the United Nations system with a specific mandate in culture, UNESCO says flamenco is an artistic expression fusing soulful song, dance and musicianship that embraces a gamut of feelings and states of mind: grief, joy, tragedy, rejoicing, fear.
Spain thinks its irresistible tapas deserve to be protected, respected and appreciated around the world. There’s no better way to do this than get UNESCO to stamp its approval on the tapas
Spain’s ten intangible cultural treasures