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Cultures & Traditions


The story of Cultures & Traditions begins in 1965...


  • 1965 - Jean Roche creates " Lo gars d'cheu nous ", the group of musicians and dancers, with 8 members at this time.
     
  • 1966 – Revival of the traditional celebration called " Le Bon Coin", during Easter week-end.
 
  • 1970 – The group changes its name to " La Bourrée Gannatoise " and begins to be part of the national " Assises du Folklore " in Nevers.
 
  • 1973 – Membership of the CIOFF (Conseil International des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore).
 
  • 1974 – First 3-day Festival of Folklore in Gannat, with folkloric groups from Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Romania, Turkey, and France (represented by Guadeloupe, Savoy and Normandy).
 
  • 1978 – From this year on, the festival lasts 10 days and grants a special importance to distant cultures.
 

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  • 1980 – Creation of " L'Association Nationale de Diffusion des Cultures Traditionnelles ".
     

     
  • 1983 – Creation of La Maison du Folklore ", headquarters of the association, in a former malt-house.
 
  • 1984 – Creation of a link report : " La Gazette de l'Union ".
 
  • 1985 – Expert committee for the protection of traditional and popular culture, created by Jean Roche, governmental expert.
 
  • 1989 – UNESCO adopts the initiative for the protection of traditional and popular culture.
 
  • 1998 – The association helps create a department called traditional musics " : violin, accordion, hurdy-gurdy ; at the local music school of Gannat.
 
  • 1999 – Establishment of the Mémoires en Bocage Bourbonnais " program, and of the Eté des Cultures du Monde en Massif Central " intervention.
 

 

  • 2000 – Creation of " La Fête du Chardon et des Plantes Piquantes "

     

     

  • 2002 – Merger of all the associations created (except for La Bourrée Gannatoise).
 
  • 2003 – The young volunteers of the association suggest organizing some " Pubs Auvergnats "  (Pubs of Auvergne) at La Maison du Folklore, that is, musical sessions open to any professional or amateur musician.
     
  • 2007 – Launching of the first Scène Trad " cultural programming, at La Maison du Folklore : concerts, balls, shows, internships, artists in residency, and so on.
 
  • 2010 – The ANCT is certified a NGO that can practice advisory functions to the Intergovernmental Committee of the Intangible Cultural Heritage ", by UNESCO.
 
  • 2011 – The ANCT is acknowledged as an " official NGO partner of UNESCO ", by UNESCO itself.

     

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