CTMD Magazine

FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela de Danza y Musica Announce New Program Series!

By | November 25, 2020

FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela de Danza y Musica and Queens Community House are excited to announce a virtual Colombian music and dance program series for students throughout the Queens community. We are thrilled to continue our educational mission to share knowledge and grow awareness in expressive Colombian and Latin cultures. An affiliate of the Center for Traditional…

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Stonehill Jewish Song Archive

By | November 17, 2020

Drawn from the Ben Stonehill Archive, this website, in its initial release, contains over sixty songs drawn from the Ben Stonehill Archive. The Stonehill Archive totals over one thousand songs, and over time we will be working to put all of them up on this site. In 1948, Ben Stonehill, a lover of Yiddish, was aware…

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New CTMD COVID-19 Relief Fund!

By | August 24, 2020

Folk and traditional artists are among the most vulnerable members of the creative community, often coming from new immigrant and underserved communities. Many of these revered musicians and craftspeople have structural impediments including the digital divide and language barriers to access federal relief funds or private sources of funding. In March the COVID-19 Relief Fund…

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BEYLE 100 and Survivor Songs: The Amazing Stonehill Recordings

By | August 13, 2020

In the first week of August, CTMD joined Yiddish New York, the Museum of Jewish Heritage and many others to put together two online programs, BEYLE 100 and Survivor Songs: The Amazing Stonehill Recordings in celebration of the Yiddish folksong tradition. BEYLE 100 was a special online concert celebrating the 100th birthday of Yiddish songwriter,…

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Folk Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund

By | April 15, 2020

The Folk Artists Relief Fund is designed to offer rapid short-term payments to individuals and small groups of folk and traditional artists who have lost income as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Information on COVID-19 for Artists

By | April 2, 2020

Stay up to date with information, resources, and links during the COVID-19 pandemic for artists. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcla/resources/coronavirus-dcla.page We hope everyone is taking the necessary precautions, staying safe and healthy!

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COVID-19: Important Messages from the Mayor and City Hall

By | April 2, 2020

Dear Partners: See below the latest COVID19 updates from the Mayor. Please also take a few minutes to share the resources below and reach out with any questions or concerns. Share Important Messages from the Mayor and City Hall Watch: Message from the Mayor. Watch the mayor talk about how we keep supplies going to…

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Yiddish New York 2019

By | January 22, 2020

CTMD is proud to collaborate with YNY for the 5th year.

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Global Voices: Sri Lanka is Back!

By | January 15, 2020

We are proud to announce Global Voices: Sri Lanka will be offered at the New School again this Spring!

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Dance In The Round with Parijat Desai

By | January 14, 2020

We closed 2019 collaborating with South-Asian Artist Parijat Desai. In November and December we held  two “Dance In The Round” workshops in NYC. This program is based on circle dances from Gujarat, India, called Garba and Raas. Our aim is to make these wonderful traditions more widely available, and more importantly to harness the power…

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

By | October 16, 2019

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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CTMD Welcomes Newest Member Andrew Colwell!

By | October 16, 2019

Learn about our newest staff member Andrew Colwell!

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Yiddish New York Returns for the Fifth Year

By | October 16, 2019

Yiddish New York returns for its fifth year in the LES.

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Learn about traditions of Mongolian Throat Singing!

By | October 4, 2019

Read “The Return of the Far-Off Past: Voicing Authenticity in Late Socialist Mongolia” written by our newest staff member Andrew Colwell.

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

By | June 20, 2018

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

By | June 6, 2018

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

By | May 30, 2018

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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