International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Music in the Arab World


Scheherazade Hassan —

Vice Chair

Virgina Danielson —

Executive members and advisors

A. J. Racy

Leo Plenckers

Nidaa abou Mrad

Michael Frishkopf

Miriam Olsen

Nasser Al-Taee

Amine Beyhom

New publications

Leo Plenckers:  Arabische muziek. Een overzicht van de geschiedenis en de hedendaagse praktijk Uitgeverij Bulaaq Amsterdam. Arab music, like its Western equivalent, displays a richness of traditions and genres. It does not only provide listeners and performers with plain pleasure but also arouses feelings of beauty and emotion. It plays a role in family circles as well as in public events. There is a wide range of performers of Arab music that varies from devoted amateurs to virtuous professionals. It also has many enthusiastic listeners.







NEMO-Online - reissues (vols 1 & 2)

The redaction of NEMO-Online is pleased to announce the reissue of NEMO-Online Vol. 1 No. 1 and NEMO-Online Vol. 2 No. 2&3 as individual articles / La rédaction de NEMO-Online a le plaisir d’annoncer une nouvelle édition de NEMO-Online Vol.

Call for Proposals for Individual Consultants: Amman, Jordan

The UNESCO Amman Office has launched a Call for Proposals for Individual Consultants to carry out a needs assessment on the state of preservation of audiovisual archives in Jordan. Further details are provided in the attached Call.

Scholarly activities in the Maghreb, December 2014

  • Le Centre national de recherches préhistoriques, anthropologique et historiques (CNRPAH) organise un colloque intitulé : Patrimoine musical de la Kabylie : contextes, fonctions et systèmes Béjaia : 13, 14 et 15 décembre 2014 (link to programme)