Les berceuses de Babel

Work, 20 December 2018

Les berceuses de Babel

The ring of art in school

Chronicle by Isabelle Rodriguez


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.

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