International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Music in the Arab World


Scheherazade Hassan —

Vice Chair

Virgina Danielson —

Executive members and advisors

A. J. Racy

Leo Plenckers

Nidaa abou Mrad

Michael Frishkopf

Miriam Olsen

Nasser Al-Taee

Amine Beyhom

NEMO-Online - reissues (vols 1 & 2)

The redaction of NEMO-Online is pleased to announce the reissue of NEMO-Online Vol. 1 No. 1 and NEMO-Online Vol. 2 No. 2&3 as individual articles / La rédaction de NEMO-Online a le plaisir d’annoncer une nouvelle édition de NEMO-Online Vol.

Call for Proposals for Individual Consultants: Amman, Jordan

The UNESCO Amman Office has launched a Call for Proposals for Individual Consultants to carry out a needs assessment on the state of preservation of audiovisual archives in Jordan. Further details are provided in the attached Call.

Scholarly activities in the Maghreb, December 2014

  • Le Centre national de recherches préhistoriques, anthropologique et historiques (CNRPAH) organise un colloque intitulé : Patrimoine musical de la Kabylie : contextes, fonctions et systèmes Béjaia : 13, 14 et 15 décembre 2014 (link to programme)

Your input requested: survey instrument to assess music vitality and viability

Please consider participating in the following survey, in support of a colleague's research project at the University of Newcastle.  See letter to Prof. Hassan below...

Dear A/Prof Hassan, 

New publications

Leo Plenckers:  Arabische muziek. Een overzicht van de geschiedenis en de hedendaagse praktijk Uitgeverij Bulaaq Amsterdam. Arab music, like its Western equivalent, displays a richness of traditions and genres. It does not only provide listeners and performers with plain pleasure but also arouses feelings of beauty and emotion. It plays a role in family circles as well as in public events. There is a wide range of performers of Arab music that varies from devoted amateurs to virtuous professionals. It also has many enthusiastic listeners.

The 7th Musicological Meeting of the Université Antonine (4 June 2014, Lebanon)

The Université Antonine (UA) - Higher Institute of Music (ISM ), in collaboration with The Arab Academy of Music (League of Arab States) & The Université Paris-Sorbonne, presents  The 7th Musicological Meeting of The Université Antonine: “Which Music Education for Lebanon? (2)” Monday the 2nd, Tuesday the 3rd & Wednesday the 4th of June, 2014 Father Louis Rohban Hall, Main Campus of the Université Antonine, Hadath-Baabda, Lebanon