The International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) is a UNESCO NGO (non governmental organisation). It is one of the largest and most international organisations for the study of traditional music and dance in culture. Its aims are “to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music, including folk, popular, classical and urban music, and dance of all countries.”
ICTM International was founded on September 22nd, 1947, in London, England, by scholars and musicians as The International Folk Music Council. Ralph Vaughan Williams became the first president, followed by Jaap Kunst, Zoltan Kodaly, Willard Rhodes, Klaus P. Wachsmann, Poul Rovsing Olsen, Erich Stockmann, Anthony Seeger, Krister Malm, and currently, Adrienne L. Kaeppler. In 1949, the Council was one of the Founding Members of the International Music Council: UNESCO, and is currently an NGO in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO. Through its wide international representation the Council acts as a bond among peoples of different cultures and thus serves the peace of humankind.
Here is the link to the official website: www.ictmusic.org
On the meeting of Executive Board of ICTM held in July of 2012 in Shanghai, the National Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina was recognized. The recognition of our National Committee encourages better internal cooperation and more ambitious presence of Bosnian ethnomusicologists abroad.
The functions of ICTM National Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina include:
– work on protection of intangible cultural heritage in the field of traditional music;
– preparation and publishing of data about current researches in ICTM publications;
– organization of conferences;
– activation of young researchers in ethnomusicology through various projects;
– cooperation with cultural-artistic societies and local groups from Bosnia and Herzegovina;
– cooperating with broadcasting organizations;
– promotion and popularization of Bosnian and Herzegovinian traditional music;
The International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) is a UNESCO non-governmental organisation whose aims are to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music, including folk, popular, classical and urban music, as well as dance of all countries.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina National Committee of ICTM is one of thirty-three National Committees of ICTM. It is concerned with research and protection of intangible cultural heritage in the field of traditional music in Bosnia and Herzegovina, its promotion and popularization locally and worldwide