The Vanuatu Cultural Centre (or Kaljoral Senta in Bislama, a creole language), founded in 1959, is the national cultural centre of Vanuatu. It is located in Port Vila. It is an organization that works to record and promote the diverse cultures of Vanuatu; it is an umbrella organization, which includes the National Museum of Vanuatu, the Vanuatu Cultural and Historical Site Survey, the National Library and the National Film and Sound Unit. Its aim is to record and promote the traditional indigenous cultures of Vanuatu in their various aspects not only from sand drawing to music, land diving, other customary practices and indigenous knowledge, but also the country’s contemporary arts and music.
Among its projects is the Oral Traditions Collection Project, started in 1976, which has been described as being without doubt, the Pacific’s most successful grassroots cultural documentation program.
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