International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO



The International Council for Traditional Music is a scholarly organization which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. To these ends the Council organizes World Conferences, Symposia, Colloquia, and Fora, and publishes the Yearbook for Traditional Music and the online Bulletin of the ICTM

As a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and 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 contributes to the peace of humankind.

In focus

The April 2020 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is available for download

A new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM (Volume 143, April 2020) is available for download.

ICTM activities postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

As we all know, the outbreak and pandemic status of the new disease COVID-19 (caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2) continues to affect the global population. 

Scammers targeting ICTM members via email

The ICTM Secretariat would like to warn that cybercriminals have been recently targeting ICTM members to try and scam them into sending them money.

Announcement: 46th ICTM World Conference POSTPONED to July 2022

The 46th ICTM World Conference has been postponed to July 2022 due to the uncertainties caused by the covid-19 pandemic.