International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

The 2012 Yearbook for Traditional Music is out

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 Yearbook for Traditional Music has been printed and is now being sent to members and subscribers. It contains the following articles:

Ngariwanajirri, the Tiwi ‘Strong Kids Song’: Using Repatriated Song Recordings in a Contemporary Music Project,” by Genevieve Campbell

“‘Connecting Cultures’: The Mekong River at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 2007,” by Helen Rees

“Performing Kecak: A Balinese Dance Tradition between Daily Routine and Creative Art,” by Kendra Stepputat

“Coming Out of the Stone: Dangerous Heritage and the Death of the Twinhox Band,” by Kirsty Gillespie and Nicholas A. Bainton

“‘A Limp with Rhythm’: Convergent Choreographies in Black Atlantic Time,” by Sydney Hutchinson

“Embodying the Countryside in ʿAiṭa Ḥaṣbawiya (Morocco),” by Alessandra Ciucci

“Voices of Sorrow: Melodized Speech, Laments, and Heroic Narratives among the Yezidis of Armenia,” by Estelle Amy de la Bretèque

“Gong Ensemble Music of the Dusun Tinagas of Sabah through the Gaze of Movement,” by Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan

“Zoomusicology and Ethnomusicology: A Marriage to Celebrate in Heaven,” by Marcello Sorce Keller

This issue is focussed on the themes of our 41st World Conference, held in July of 2011 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The guest editors are Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, Beverley Diamond, and C. K. Szego.

The 2012 Yearbook also contains a wealth of book, audio, video, and website reviews.

We are pleased that the printing and distribution of the 2012 Yearbook for Traditional Music has been funded by a Public Outreach Grant from theSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The content of the 2012 Yearbook will be available online through JSTOR’s Current Scholarship Program by 1 December.

Best wishes,

Don Niles, PhD
General Editor
Yearbook for Traditional Music

Carlos Yoder
Executive Assistant – ICTM Secretariat