UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music
'The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the series in collaboration with ethnomusicologist Alain Daniélou (1907–1994) and the International Music Council (IMC). Collaboration continued more recently with the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM). The UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music stands as one of the earliest achievements of UNESCO’s program for safeguarding and revitalizing intangible cultural heritage.'
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World.
The UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World included more than 125 albums of traditional music from around the world published from 1961 to 2003 on a number of different recording labels. The series was launched in 1961 in collaboration with ethnomusicologist Alain Daniélou and the International Institute for Comparative Music Studies and Documentation (created by UNESCO in 1949). In 2014, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings began reissuing the series, along with twelve previously unreleased albums.
Vilby, Knud: Vi kan gøre det bedre i Unesco.
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