International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Bulletin of the ICTM

The Bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music carries news from the world of traditional music and dance, a calendar of upcoming events, and reports from ICTM Study Groups and ICTM National and Regional Representatives. 

ISSN (Online): 2304-4039

Editor: Carlos Yoder.

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The Bulletin of the ICTM was established in 1948 as the Bulletin of the International Folk Music Council. Until its April 2011 issue (Vol. 118), the Bulletin was printed and posted to all members and subscribers in good standing. Starting with its October 2011 issue (Vol. 119), the Bulletin became an electronic-only publication. 

The Bulletin of the ICTM is made available through the ICTM's website in January, April, and October each year. It can be downloaded free of charge, and all are encouraged to redistribute it in accordance with the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported License which protects it. 

The latest issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is Vol. 152 (April 2023), available here.


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The complete collection of back issues of the Bulletin (and its predecessor, the Bulletin of the IFMC) is available for download free of charge from the page Past issues of the Bulletin of the ICTM.