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 April 2021 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is available for download

A new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM (Volume 146, April 2021) is available for download, directly from the following links:

Programme and abstracts of ICTM Dialogues 2021 now online

The programme and abstracts of the ICTM Dialogues 2021: Towards Decolonization of Music and Dance Studies, an event that will stretch out over the course of 2021, are now available.

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 rescheduled due to covid-19 pandemic

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

Upcoming Events

6th Symposium of ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia

Dates: Thursday, 29 July 2021 to Thursday, 5 August 2021
Location: Tainan, Taiwan and online

7th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World

Dates: Monday, 6 September 2021 to Thursday, 9 September 2021
Location: Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

11th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Mediterranean Music Studies

Dates: Thursday, 23 September 2021 to Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Location: Tangier, Morocco

11th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music, Gender and Sexuality

Dates: Friday, 24 September 2021 to Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

17th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts

Dates: Thursday, 7 October 2021 to Saturday, 9 October 2021
Location: Alpiarça, Portugal

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