International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Call for papers, Erkner, Gemany, 1-4 April, 2009

Call for papers for 2009 meeting and announcement of new website:

After a fruitful business meeting at the World Conference in Vienna the plans for our next meeting had to be changed: We will have the 17th meeting of our group from April 1-4, 2009 in the little town of Erkner outside of Berlin, Germany.

There will be three topics:
1) Percussion
2) Migration of musical instruments and
3) Current research

A more specific call for papers will be published on the group’s new website, managed by Margita Matuskova at

Please send your proposals for papers to either Hans-Hinrich Thedens ( or Rinko Fujita ( by October 1st, 2008.

Paper proposals written in English of German should contain a title and an abstract of maximum 300 words together with the author’s name, postal address, phone and fax numbers, email-address and information about institutional affiliation.
The program as well as updated information about travel, accommodation and fees will also be published on the website.

Hans-Hinrich Thedens, Chair