From June 2015 to May 2018, this project was a collaboration betweenthe New University of Lisbon, the University of Seville, and the Centre for Research in Ethnomusicology. It received European financing from the JPI funds.
Since 2010 Flamenco, and 2011 Fado, both musical practices, have been on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. With Heritamus, by focusing specifically on the relationship between heritage practices, historical sound documents and current uses and re-uses of community’s history, we aim to develop an innovative approach through a cooperative research programme with the stakeholders of Fado in PortugaThis project will meet the main priorities of the strategic agenda for JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change, namely by developing a reflective society involving at the same level academic work and community practitioners; connect people with heritage, promoting the access to tangible heritage, not accessible before; creating knowledge on an innovative research topic; and finally, safeguarding cultural heritage creating new tools for participatory informed heritage management. It will be achieved through:
1. The design and implementation of a multi-purpose tool for the integrated management of heritage and ethnographic data, for the use of practitioners and researchers, and for the dissemination of knowledge among the general public;
2. field research in the different communities of practitioners to collect new ethnographic data to understand the impact of historical recordings on present practices and the use of historical artefacts in current musical practices;
3. critical research on recorded musical sound (sound recordings on 78 shellac discs, published between 1900 and 1945); This project will have an impact not only among academic circles (through advancements on research), but specially among the stakeholders' community (through collaborative production of tools and field-research), and the general public (through specific mass media deliveries like commercial CD and documentary). Heritamus project also integrates local institutions as Associated Partners: Museu do Fado (Lisboa, Portugal) and Centro Andaluz de Documentación del Flamenco.
- Instituto de Etnomusicologia (UNL - Lisbonne - Portugal)
- Centre de recherche en etnomusicologie (Lesc-Crem, CNRS, France)
- Universidad de Sevilla (Espagne)