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, Colloquia, and Fora, 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 2021 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is available for download

A new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM (Volume 146, April 2021) is available for download, directly from the following links:

Programme and abstracts of ICTM Dialogues 2021 now online

The programme and abstracts of the ICTM Dialogues 2021: Towards Decolonization of Music and Dance Studies, an event that will stretch out over the course of 2021, are now available.

ICTM Statement and Activities in View of Decolonization of Music and Dance Studies

The ICTM Statement and Activities in View of Decolonization of Music and Dance Studies, authored by the ICTM Executive Board, has been published and can be read here

ICTM activities rescheduled due to covid-19 pandemic

As we all know, COVID-19 continues to affect the global population.

Upcoming Events

3rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance of the Slavic World

Dates: Wednesday, 20 October 2021 to Saturday, 23 October 2021
Location: Poznań, Poland

11th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Minorities

Dates: Monday, 25 October 2021 to Saturday, 30 October 2021
Location: Uppsala, Sweden

23rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Historical Sources


Dates: Wednesday, 3 November 2021 to Sunday, 7 November 2021
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

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