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.
CIOFF® President, Mr. Philippe Beaussant, elected as chairperson of the new NGO-Liaison Committee 2017-2018.
Wonderful news for CIOFF®: our President, Philippe Beaussant, has been elected chairman of NGO-Liaison Committee for 2017-2018 on 13th December 2016 during the 2016 International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) which has been held from 12 to 14 December 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The 2016 Conference focused on the theme “The challenge of the digital revolution for NGOs” and has been organized around four subthemes: “The digital revolution and its impact on the diversity of cultural expressions”; “The challenge of access to digital information”; “Does e-learning address challenges of education systems worldwide?”; and, “Science and the digital revolution: which ethical implications?”. The Conference has been a key forum in which UNESCO’s official NGO partners met to review the state of cooperation with UNESCO. This year’s Conference has been providing a welcome opportunity to examine collective NGO action carried out in 2015 and 2016, and is adopting the main lines of collective cooperation for 2017-2018. (Display the following...)
More than 350 persons belonging to 140 NGO’s from all over the world attended to this important Conference. Mrs. Magdalena Tovornik, CIOFF® Representative to UNESCO also attended the Meeting and she had an interesting speech during the Conference. This great achievement put CIOFF® in a more visible position at UNESCO: we are increasing more and more and we must thank the important job made by our President, the EXCO and all CIOFF® actors who work all over the world. Ad Maiora, Mr. President!
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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
27.04 - 07.05.2017 MEXICO
Festival Vallarta Azteca del Folklor Internacional
28.04 - 01.05.2017 BULGARIA
VRATSA International Folklore Festival 'Vratsa Spring'
29.04 - 02.05.2017 GERMANY
Maitanz International Balingen
01.05 - 27.05.2017 COLOMBIA
Encuentro Internacional de Danzas Folclóricas ' Mercedes Montaño'
06.05 - 09.05.2017 RUSSIA
International Festival of folks art for the compatriots living abroad 'With Russia in Heart'
07.05 - 07.05.2017 HONDURAS
XVIII FESTIVAL NACIONAL DE JUEGOS TRADICIONALES Y COMIDAS TIPICAS
10.05 - 14.05.2017 GREECE
National. Childrens Meeting, Karditsa
11.05 - 15.05.2017 FRANCE
South European Sector Meeting
12.05 - 14.05.2017 PARAGUAY
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL JEROKY KYRE'Y
12.05 - 15.05.2017 ALBANIA
Aulona International Folk Festival
18.05 - 21.05.2017 SLOVENIA
International Folklore Festival KOZJE
20.05 - 25.05.2017 GEORGIA
“GOLDEN DOLPHIN - 2017”
24.05 - 30.05.2017 ITALY
Children's Folk Festival
25.05 - 28.05.2017 ROMANIA
International Folklore Festival 'Floare de pe Baragan'
25.05 - 28.05.2017 SERBIA
26.05 - 28.05.2017 BELARUS
Lightnings of Braslav
27.05 - 27.05.2017 SLOVENIA
International Children Folklore Festival FOS PREDOSLJE
28.05 - 30.05.2017 BELARUS
29.05 - 06.06.2017 BELGIUM
Festival Mondial de Folklore de la Ville de Saint-Ghislain
30.05 - 02.06.2017 COLOMBIA
Festival Folclórico Nacional 'Cartagena de Indias'