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Traditional Musical Instruments, sharing experiences from the field

By December 17, 2021November 5th, 2022No Comments

The #HeritageAlive in cooperation with ICHCAP, are proud to present our new publication, a new book in the Living Heritage Series – Traditional Musical Instruments: Sharing Experiences from the field.

#HeritageAlive is one of the ICH NGO Forum’s many wonderful activities. First time #HeritageAlive joined forces with ICHCAP, was the publication of Traditional Medicine in 2017, and in 2019 we made a book on traditional food. This book, with the topic Traditional musical instruments, was made with contributions of fifteen writers, representing different NGOs, from countries across the globe. The authors describe the current status of traditional musical traditions and provide insight in safeguarding activities of these traditions in the spirit of the 2003 Convention. The main project has been to share safeguarding experiences, methodology and activities, among us who are working in the field, with the communities concerned, craftsmen, musicians, bearers and practitioners.

Nevertheless we considered that it would be almost impossible to give a fair impression for understanding the musical instruments from text only. We wanted to listen to the sound of the musical instruments, in order to get a better and more fair impression. Therefor we decided to add a playlist, made available online. In this way, we can listen to sample of music referring to each chapter. The book is available for downloading as a pdf, or can be ordered as a hard copy from ICHCAP.

Let me thank the authors for their wonderful contributions, the musicians that have contributed to our playlist, the always hardworking editorial board, in particular Antoine Gauthier, and our great colleagues at ICHCAP, Seong-Yong Park and his team, which has made this publication possible. Thanks a lot!

Eivind Falk

(Editor-In-Chief – #HeritageAlive)

Download and listen:


Excutive Publisher KEUM Gi Hyung
Editors-in-Chief Eivind Falk and Seong-Yong Park
Responsible for French Content and Audio Antoine Gauthier
Editorial Staff Jinyoung Seo
Editorial Board Editorial Board Emily Drani, Antoine Gauthier, Michael Peterson, V. Jayarajan, Albert van der Zeijden, Ki Leonce, Gabriele Desiderio, Ananya Bhattacharya, Okello QuintoProofreader Gaura Mancacaritadipura.
Translation Sophie-Hélène Cimon
Audio Mastering Louis-Simon Lemieux


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