San Felipe de Villa Mella
Villa Mella, Santo Domingo Norte (North) , PC: 11201 .
House of an organization known as the Hermandad (brotherhood) del Espíritu Santo de los Congos de Villa Mella
Expressions of intangible heritage associated
One of the most significant expressions is the Afro-Dominican brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of Villa Mella, also known as the Congos de Villa Mella Brotherhood. This brotherhood is peculiar for its nature and functions, the ritual ceremonies in which its members take part and the music they play with their musical instruments at those ceremonies.
The Brotherhood of the Congos of the Espíritu Santo de Villa Mella has been inscribed since 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, originally proclaimed in 2001.
The territory also boasts a culinary tradition with the use of pork meat.