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 2018 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 137, April 2018) is available for download, directly from the following links:

Back issues of the Yearbook for Traditional Music discounted for members in good standing

Printed back issues of the Council’s flagship academic journal, the Yearbook for Traditional Music are available for purchase directly from the ICTM Secretariat.

Upcoming Events

2nd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Audiovisual Ethnomusicology

Dates: Wednesday, 27 June 2018 to Saturday, 30 June 2018
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

10th Symposium of ICTM Study Group on Maqām

Dates: Friday, 29 June 2018 to Saturday, 30 June 2018
Location: Shaki, Azerbaijan

6th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology

Dates: Saturday, 7 July 2018 to Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Location: Beijing, China

3rd ICTM Forum

Dates: Wednesday, 11 July 2018 to Saturday, 14 July 2018
Location: Beijing, China

5th Symposium of Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia

Dates: Monday, 16 July 2018 to Sunday, 22 July 2018
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Joint Symposium of ICTM Study Groups on Music and Minorities, Music and Gender

Dates: Sunday, 22 July 2018 to Monday, 30 July 2018
Location: Vienna, Austria

30th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology

Dates: Saturday, 28 July 2018 to Saturday, 4 August 2018
Location: Szeged-Budapest, Hungary

2nd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on African Musics

Dates: Thursday, 9 August 2018 to Sunday, 12 August 2018
Location: Legon, Ghana

6th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Musics of East Asia

Dates: Tuesday, 21 August 2018 to Thursday, 23 August 2018
Location: Seoul, South Korea

Minority Sounds in National Contexts as Seen by ICTM National And Regional Representatives

Dates: Thursday, 23 August 2018 to Saturday, 25 August 2018
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

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