Introduction

The Research Center for Musical Traditions (CRTM) is the unit of Research appointed by the Faculty of Music and Musicology (FMM) at the Université Antonine. This unit, founded in the year 2006, under the name of The Center for Musical Traditions of the Arab and the Mediterranean Worlds, as part of the Higher Institute of Music at the Université Antonine, has adopted as of February 2016 a shorter name “Research Center for Musical Traditions”, in parallel with the transformation of the Higher Institute of Music into a Faculty of Music and Musicology (FMM).