International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

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The International Council for Traditional Music is a scholarly organization which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. To these ends the Council organizes World Conferences, Symposia, and Colloquia, and publishes the Yearbook for Traditional Music and the online Bulletin of the ICTM

As a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and by means of its wide international representation and the activities of its Study Groups, the International Council for Traditional Music acts as a bond among peoples of different cultures and thus contributes to the peace of humankind.

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The April 2017 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is available for download

It is my great pleasure to inform you that a new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM (Volume 134, April 2017) is available for download, directly from the following links:

In Memoriam Dieter Christensen (1932-2017)

Dieter Christensen (1932–2017), former Secretary General of the International Council for Traditional Music (1981-2001) and General Editor of the Yearbook for Traditional Music (1982–2001), passed away in Berlin on 1 March 2017.

The Preliminary Programme of the 44th ICTM World Conference is now online

The Preliminary Programme of the 44th ICTM World Conference is now available at the following webpage:

http://ictmusic.org/ictm2017/programme

Donate to ICTM's 70th Anniversary Fund

The International Council for Traditional Music will celebrate its 70th anniversary during the 44th World Conference in Limerick, Ireland in July 2017.

Featured Event

44th ICTM World Conference

Start: Thursday, 13 July 2017
End: Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Location: Limerick, Ireland

Upcoming Events

44th ICTM World Conference

Dates:
Thursday, 13 July 2017 to Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Location: Limerick, Ireland

15th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology & Workshop of the European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP)

Dates:
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 to Saturday, 26 August 2017
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

30th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology

Dates:
Saturday, 21 July 2018 to Saturday, 28 July 2018
Location: Szeged-Budapest, Hungary

2nd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on African Musics

Dates:
Wednesday, 8 August 2018 to Saturday, 11 August 2018
Location: Legon, Ghana