Inter-American Institute of Ethnomusicology and Folklore

Institut interaméricain d'ethnomusicologie et folklore
Instituto Interamericano de Etnomusicologia y Folklore (INIDEF)

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2 Sep 1970. Agreement signed, June 1973, by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Venezuela on the operation of INIDEF in its capacity of Inter-American Centre of Ethnomusicology and Folklore (CIDEF) of the Regional Programme for Cultural Development. A specialized institution of Inter-American Music Council (CIDEM). Currently superseded by Ethnomusicology and Folklore Foundation (FUNDEF), which was set up on 13 Sep 1990 to unite INIDEF with Centro de las Culturas Populares and Tradicionales (CCPYT) and 2 Venezuelan national bodies, and was originally referred to as 'Fundación Internacional de Etnomusicologia, Folklore y Cultura Popular (FIDEF CP)'.


Educate and train Latin American specialists in folklore and ethnomusicology, application of folklore and ethnomusicology to education, and their impact on the various aspects of the traditional oral culture.

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Organizes meetings, courses, exhibitions and research.

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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Teeth, Mouth
  • Recreation
    • Folk Traditions
  • Culture
    • Culture
    • Musicology

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GOAL 4: Quality Education



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