Les berceuses de Babel
Profile Work, 20 December 2018
Les berceuses de Babel

The ring of art in school

Chronicle by Isabelle Rodriguez
Summary

On La Gomera island, in the Canary archipelago, endures a remarkable language: Silbo Gomero. Taught today on the island’s schools, the language is actually a whistled language, still used today, that reproduces Spanish (or Castilian, to be precise) through whistling—and is now on Unesco’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.