International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM LOGOThe International Council for Traditional Music is a Non-Governmental Organisation in formal consultative relations with UNESCO. Its aims are to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. To these ends the Council organises World Conferences, Symposia and Colloquia.

The Council also promotes these goals by publishing the Yearbook for Traditional Music, distributingthe online Bulletin of the ICTM, and maintaining a rich Online Membership Directory.

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 serves the peace of humankind.

Featured event

43rd ICTM World Conference

Start: Thursday, 16 July 2015
End: Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan

Language: English and Russian.

Read more about the World Conference here.

See all upcoming events here

In focus

The Yearbook for Traditional Music Vol.46 (2014) has been published

We are pleased to announce that the latest Yearbook for Traditional Music (Vol. 46/2014) has been printed and is now being distributed to members and subscribers in good standing. Articles for this issue of the Yearbook focus on themes from ICTM's...

The January 2015 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is available for download

It is my great pleasure to inform you that a new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM (Volume 127, January 2015) is available for download, directly from the following links: Bulletin of the ICTM Vol. 127 (January 2015), good quality...