WAM July 16-17 Mats Melin
The International Council for Traditional Music comes to St. John's this week for its 2011 World Conference. This is the 41st world conference of the ICTM, and it is the leading global venue for the presentation of new research in music and dance. This year's conference marks only the second time in its history that it will be held in Canada.
One of the presenters at the 2011 Conference Mats Melin. He partook of a discussion under the theme of 'Indigenous Modernities.' Mats's speciality is Cape Breton/Scottish step-dance, which I guess explains why he works in Ireland. Mats also delivered a workshop on Percussive dance.