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Fourth IOV World Youth Congress

The Fourth IOV World Youth Congress was held from July 29 to August 2, 2015 in Nova Petroplis, Brazil. It was organized by IOV Brazil and the City of Nova Petropolis in cooperation with IOV World. The theme of the Congress was “The Role of the Youth in Safeguarding and Transmitting the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Immigrant and Ethnic Communities in Diaspora.

A Christmas Message

On behalf of the IOV Board, 40mg we would like to extend to the members and friends of IOV throughout the world a message of peace. As the year 2015 comes to a close we recall once more with gratitude the work and cooperation of the many members of IOV who have done wonderfully in promoting the objectives of our organization for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage of our countries. There are...

From the President’s Desk

It is my pleasure to welcome the new membersof the IOV Executive Board Fabrizio Cattaneo (IOV Italy) as Acting Secretary General Henk Huijser (IOV Netherlands) as Treasurer Daniela Santos (IOV Brazil) as Regional Executive Secretary for South America Thiago Amorim (IOV Brazil) as Chair of the Youth Commission Congratulations! Carmen D. Padilla World...

A Tribute to Artist Salah El Mahdi

Salah El Mahdi passed away on September 12th, 2014. A Tunisian musicologist, conductor, composer, flautist, music critic and judge, Salah’s friends and students called him ‘Ziryab’ after the famous Muslim singer and composer.

Bangladeshi Delegates at 1st IOV Youth Asia Congress-2014

  The first International Folk Art (IOV) Youth Asia Congress took place from January 20 to 26, 2014 at Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia. The theme of the congress was “Tastes of Asia – A Cultural Journey: Asian Peace through Cultural Understanding.” Around 90 young delegates from 16 countries of Asia participated in the week-long congress. Badrul Islam and I represented Bangladesh at the congress....

25th Anniversary of IOV: Report

1979 – 2004 25 years of cultural work for a mutual understanding, view a seasonable maintenance of folk culture and the intangible cultural heritage -against a Culture of Violence – for a Culture of Peace   We look back to 25 years of a purposeful, ask devoted and idealistic work for folk culture and a Culture of Peace, which allows us to follow a way of mutual understanding and love und to live our...

Professor Anna Brzozowska-Krajka’sE thnoculture in Diaspora

Professor Anna Brzozowska-Krajka’s Etnokultura w diasporze. Mi?dzy regionalizmem a amerykanizacj? (Ethnoculture in Diaspora. Between Regionalism and Americanization, price Lublin: Maria Curie-Sk?odowska University Press, bronchi 2012, clinic pp. 352) is a pioneering monograph in Polish and American cultural studies. It deals with various aspects of functioning of Polish immigrants’ folk culture in the context...

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