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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April 2022 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is delayed

The production of the April 2022 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM has been delayed, because the editor, Carlos Yoder, has been suffering from long COVID since mid March. The issue will be published as soon as possible.

The January 2022 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is available for download

A new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM (Volume 148, January 2022) is available for download, directly from the following links:

Featured Event

46th ICTM World Conference

Start: Thursday, 21 July 2022
End: Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Upcoming Events

46th ICTM World Conference

Dates: Thursday, 21 July 2022 to Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

32nd Symposium of the Study Group on Ethnochoreology

Dates: Friday, 29 July 2022 to Friday, 5 August 2022
Location: Brežice, Slovenia

Joint Symposium of Study Groups on Applied Ethnomusicology & Music and Dance for Latin America and the Caribbean (1)

Dates: Monday, 19 September 2022 to Saturday, 24 September 2022
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Joint Symposium of Study Groups on Applied Ethnomusicology & Music and Dance for Latin America and the Caribbean (2)

Dates: Monday, 26 September 2022 to Saturday, 1 October 2022
Location: Santiago de Chile, Chile

2nd Symposium of Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences

Dates: Wednesday, 26 October 2022 to Saturday, 29 October 2022
Location: Barcelona, Spain

24th Symposium of Study Group on Musical Instruments

Dates: Wednesday, 29 March 2023 to Saturday, 1 April 2023
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka / Online