Originally established in 1948 under the name International Folk Music Council, this UNESCO-affiliated organisation functions to assist in the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music, including folk, popular, classical and urban music and dance of all countries. Amongst its many functions it holds regular conferences, publishes a yearbook, organises festivals of traditional music and facilitates the exchange of information in various forms.
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