CIOFF® is an Official Partner of UNESCO, accredited to the UNESCO ICH Committee. Created in 1970, the duty of CIOFF® is safeguarding, promotion and diffusion of traditional culture and folklore.
GREAT SUCCESS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE LIAISON COMMITTEE OF THE NGO-UNESCO HELD IN QUERETARO – MEXICO -
The 6th Forum of the Liaison Committee of the NGO-UNESCO organized by the Liaison Committee of the NGO-UNESCO, the Government of Queretaro, the Government of the Mexican Republic, CIOFF® and CIOFF® Mexico, took place in Queretaro, Mexico, last week. It was a very interesting meeting in which, our CIOFF® President, Philippe Beaussant, also General Secretary of the Liaison Committee ONG-UNESCO, was the coordinator of all the activities. The meeting was sponsored by the Government of the State and lot of participants coming from all over the world attended the Forum. The main topic was the building of peace. The Forum was opened by the Governor of the Queretaro State, Mr. Francisco Dominguez Servién and all the conferences and speeches were organized in the Congresses Centre of the city. Mr. Erik Falt, General Director of External Public Relations of UNESCO, attended the Forum too. It was a special presence in the Forum. (Display the following...)
CIOFF® is always present in such important events all over the world especially in the field of cultures and the huge challenge as the building of peace in the world. Let's follow with this important aim at national and international level!
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OPEN FORUM AT GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN FIUGGI, ITALY
Date of publication: 09.10.2016
Exciting CIOFF Cultural Conference in Fiuggi, Italy
In the second part was showed us the spirit of Italian traditional music. It was a pleasure to learn that most of the speakers are youth, dedicated to the study of traditional instruments and italian folk music: idiofonos, drums and organetto.
The speakers demonstrated emotionally how italian typical instruments are played and their skillful playing engaged a lot the audience!
Date of publication: 08.10.2016
EMBROIDERIES OF MEXICO
The large mexican territory, has given, obviously, place to a big variety of cultural, enogastronomic, musical, dance events and also the customs are recognised universally, as cultural heritage.
A very interesting kind of customs that we consider important to mention is the traditional Embroidery. It presents itself as a mark which reflects the ancientness, the regionality, the social differences and the local identity.
The exhibition is composed by very different designs, techniques, ornamental motifs, different uses from the customs to the household utensils, symbolisms which escape from the normal flora and fauna and go deeper in the popular beliefs, myths, legends to be molded in singular aesthetics and impressed on tissues.
Date of publication: 05.08.2016
EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Music is a daily component of human life.
The creativity to obtain sounds, using from the simplest to the most complicated implements, did not find limits in the times.
The permanent pursuit of new rhythms, new melodies which allow to express spiritual emotions which, normally, boost movement, so the dance.
Such communion among man and music is what is shown in this interesting exhibition of pictures of musical instruments.
Date of publication: 05.08.2016
THREE PRESIDENT OF CIOFF®
Date of publication: 04.08.2016
01.12 - 31.12.2016 BELGIUM
Motterieën - Internationaal Folklorefestival
01.12 - 31.12.2016 USA
Yocona International Folk Festival
17.12 - 18.12.2016 HUNGARY
International Nativity Play Festival - Gencsapáti
16.01 - 28.01.2017 CHILE
Festival Internacional de Cultura y Danza de Calera de Tango
25.01 - 01.02.2017 PARAGUAY
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL ' MINGUERO JEROKY'
26.01 - 29.01.2017 CHILE
Festival Nacional de San Bernardo
27.01 - 04.02.2017 COLOMBIA
Campamento Juvenil Latinoamericano Cioff Colombia
01.02 - 07.02.2017 PARAGUAY
FESTIVAL DEL LAGO YGUAZU
01.02 - 12.02.2017 CHILE
5°Encuentro Internacional de Folklore y Cultura Tradicional Chile Sur 2017
01.02 - 27.02.2017 EL SALVADOR
MUESTRA INTERGENERACIONAL DE DANZA FOLKLÓRICA
02.02 - 13.02.2017 CHILE
Encuentro Internacional de Folklore Lago Ranco
09.02 - 12.02.2017 CHILE
Festival Internacional de Folklore de Concón
16.02 - 19.02.2017 LATVIA
International Traditional Mask Festival
19.02 - 28.02.2017 CZECH REPUBLIC
Fašank - Folklore Festival Shrovetide Tradition Strání,Strání
22.02 - 25.02.2017 PARAGUAY
FESTIVAL DEL TERERÉ
23.02 - 28.02.2017 HUNGARY
Busójárás - Mohács; Marching of the Busós
13.03 - 17.03.2017 THAILAND
International Cultural Festival in the 4 Regions of Thailand
16.03 - 18.03.2017 PARAGUAY
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE SANTANÍ
19.03 - 21.03.2017 PARAGUAY
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DEL CERRO ÑEMBY
22.03 - 26.03.2017 PARAGUAY
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE ASUNCIÓN