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REF NO.: 237

SUBJECT: International traditional music conference plays on at Memorial University

DATE: July 14,2011

Note to editors:
            The 2011 International Council of Traditional Music continues tomorrow, Friday, July 15, on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus.
            Some highlights of tomorrow’s events that are open to the public are workshops in South African Zulu music and dance, Charanga orchestra and Cuban music and Newfoundland song traditions. As well, Atlantic Roots and Routes, the second concert of the concurrent SOUNDshift festival, takes place at the Arts and Culture Centre.
            A retrospective of Maud Karpeles’ Newfoundland fieldwork is ongoing at the Music Resource Centre at the School of Music.
            For a detailed schedule of these events and more, please visit www.soundshift.ca and www.mun.ca/ictm2011  Check out more on Facebook and Twitter (ICTM2011).
            The 2011 ICTM conference will be touching down in venues on the St. John’s campus for seven electric days, bringing a kaleidoscope of singers, instrumentalists, dancers and scholars of international calibre with it. A biennial event, the world conference is the leading global venue for the presentation of new research in music and dance.

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