CTMD Magazine

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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