International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

10th Symposium of ICTM Study Group on Maqām

The 10th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Maqam will be held from 29 to 30 June 2018 in Shaki, Azerbaijan, in the framework of the International Musical Festival “Silk Road” (from 27 June to 1 July). The host and local organizer of Symposium is the Composers Union of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Chairman Professor Franghiz Alizadeh).

The main theme of the Symposium will be “The Maqam/Mugam Traditions and the Global Changes in the Contemporary World”.


Further information about the Symposium can be obtained from local organizer Dr. Suraya Agaeva ( and chairman of the SG Dr. Alexander Djumaev (