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Zulma Yugar (born January 6, 1952) is a Bolivian folk singer who has international recognition and influence.

Yugar served on the jury for the UNESCO programme Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity and is credited with lobbying successfully for the Oruro Carnival to be proclaimed a masterpiece in 2001.[1][2]

Yugar has been Director for the Promotion of Culture within the Ministry of Culture, President of the Bolivian Association of Artists and Musicians, and President of the Bolivian National Council of Popular and Traditional Culture. She has received numerous awards and is a UNESCO Artist for Peace.[3]


Her recordings include:

  • Tierra sin Mar (Land without Sea)
  • Grandes exitos de Zulma Yugar


  1. ^ UNESCO jury members 2003[1]
  2. ^ Albro, R. The Challenges of Asserting, Promoting, and Performing Cultural Heritage. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage accessed at [2] April 4, 2007
  3. ^ Bio details, UNESCO

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