International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

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The International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance is a scholarly organization which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of 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 ICTMD

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 Traditions of Music and Dance acts as a bond among peoples of different cultures and thus contributes to the peace of humankind.

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In focus

ICTMD Executive Board solidarity note on behalf of Prof. David Mc Donald’s freedom of expression

In the context of manifestations for the end of violence in Gaza happening in campuses around the world, the ICTMD Executive Board urges the concerned institutional authorities to assure the freedom of expression in peaceful manifestations of thei

The April 2024 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTMD is available for download

A new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTMD is available for download.

Yearbook for Traditional Music Vol 55 (2023) published in two issues

The latest volume of the Yearbook for Traditional Music (Vol 55/2023) has now been published in two issues. Click "view" to access the Table of Contents for each issue.

Featured Event

ICTMD Dialogue 2024-02—Ecofeminism, Ecomusicology and Environmental Degradation in Nigerian Urban and Local Spaces

Start: Saturday, 20 April 2024
End: Saturday, 20 April 2024
Location: Online

48th ICTMD World Conference

Start: Thursday, 9 January 2025
End: Wednesday, 15 January 2025
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Upcoming Events

4th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on African Musics

Dates: Monday, 8 July 2024 to Friday, 12 July 2024
Location: Online

3rd Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Music and Allied Arts of Greater South Asia

Dates: Thursday, 11 July 2024 to Saturday, 13 July 2024
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

33rd Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Ethnochoreology

Dates: Sunday, 21 July 2024 to Sunday, 28 July 2024
Location: Izmir, Turkey

8th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Musics of East Asia

Dates: Friday, 23 August 2024 to Sunday, 25 August 2024
Location: Osaka, Japan

12th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Music, Gender and Sexuality

Dates: Tuesday, 27 August 2024 to Saturday, 31 August 2024
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1st Symposium of the ICTMD National Committee for Nigeria

Dates: Tuesday, 10 September 2024 to Thursday, 12 September 2024
Location: Online

Joint Symposium of ICTMD National Committees for Austria and Türkiye

Dates: Thursday, 12 September 2024 to Friday, 13 September 2024
Location: Istanbul, Türkiye

3rd Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences

Dates: Wednesday, 18 September 2024 to Friday, 20 September 2024
Location: Oslo, Norway

Joint Symposium of the ICTMD Study Groups on Music and Dance in the Turkic World and on Global History of Music

Dates: Wednesday, 18 September 2024 to Sunday, 22 September 2024
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

15th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Mediterranean Music Studies

Dates: Monday, 23 September 2024 to Friday, 27 September 2024
Location: Palermo, Italy

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