International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

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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.

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

A new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM (Volume 144, October 2020) is available for download.

Winners of the 2020 ICTM Prizes

The International Council for Traditional Music is pleased to announce the inaugural awards for Best Article, Best Book, and Best Documentary Film or Video. Details on each of the winning submissions are followed by comments from the members of the three subcommittees.

Call for Participation: ICTM Dialogues 2021

Proposals are being accepted to a new series of online events, titled ICTM Dialogues 2021: Towards Decolonization of Music and Dance Studies.

ICTM Statement and Activities in View of Decolonization of Music and Dance Studies

The ICTM Statement and Activities in View of Decolonization of Music and Dance Studies, authored by the ICTM Executive Board, has been published and can be read here

ICTM activities postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

As we all know, COVID-19 continues to affect the global population.

Upcoming Events

3rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance of the Slavic World

Dates: Wednesday, 20 October 2021 to Saturday, 23 October 2021
Location: Poznań, Poland

11th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Minorities

Dates: Monday, 25 October 2021 to Saturday, 30 October 2021
Location: Uppsala, Sweden

46th ICTM World Conference

Dates: Thursday, 21 July 2022 to Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

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