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CTMD Celebrates 51st Anniversary with Heritage Sunday: Made in NYC

October 16, 2019
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For this 51st celebration of CTMD, we called upon some of its newest artists to join us in celebrating at Lincoln Center, Hearst Plaza. July 28th, was an afternoon of eclectic, energetic music reflecting the diversity of New York City’s neighborhoods. Among the guests were Sri Lankan dance ensemble, The Sri Lankan Dance Academy of […]

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JetLAG: The Largest Russian Music Festival in the USA

August 28, 2019
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Former CTMD staff Samantha Shokin recently had this article published in Tablet Magazine about the annual JetLAG festival, an amazing gathering in upstate New York which celebrates Russian diaspora culture in the US.

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Seven Strings Over Iowa

October 12, 2018
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CTMD’s Samantha Shokin recently traveled to the International Annual Russian Guitar Festival and Seminar, which celebrates the uniquely Russian seven-string guitar. The Festival is held in a most unlikely place–  Iowa City, Iowa. Shokin writes about the festival this month in Tablet Magazine. Click here to read the article “Seven Strings Over Iowa”.

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CTMD Co-Founder Ethel Raim Named 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow

June 20, 2018
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CTMD is proud to announce that its Co-Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Ethel Raim has been awarded the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award that recognizes artistic excellence and continuing contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage! Ethel has been one of the leading pioneers in researching and presenting immigrant […]

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YIVO Partners with CTMD on Ruth Rubin Online Exhibition

June 6, 2018
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CTMD is proud to be a sponsor of YIVO’s new online-exhibition, highlighting the field recordings of over 1,500 Yiddish songs made by renowned vocalist and scholar, Ruth Rubin. Performed by some of the most extraordinary traditional singers of the 20th century, including Rubin herself. The 78rpm acetate discs, reel-to-reel tapes and cassettes recorded by Rubin […]

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Visit to the Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum NY

May 30, 2018
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As part of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s ongoing partnership with the New School Eugene Lang College’s Civic Liberal Arts initiative, Global Voices is a recurring course offering, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Spring semester 2018’s course focused on community-based culture work and the vital music and dance traditions practiced in NYC’s […]

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