THE popular culture of the Almanzora Valley is being studied in a project to record the areas crafts crafts, culinary art and festive practices.
The initiative is known as The Atlas of Intangible Heritage, a project headed by a multidisciplinary team of anthropologists, and specialists in geography, graphic and audiovisual techniques for the Junta de Andalucia’s culture department.
Part of the plan is to video record for posterity the memories of thousands of people as a parochial expression of their homeland, amplifying the voices and memories of thousands of anonymous people in the community.
The move to the Almanzora Valley is the fourth and final stage of the project. To date 315 records of Almeria have been produced, made up of 1,500 photographs, 100 audio recordings and 600 videos. Amongst the latest additions to the Atlas, are the carnivals held in Huercal Overa and Cuevas Del Almanzora, as well as religious ceremonies held in Pulpi, Los Gallardos, and Turre.