I've been visiting this website a lot but it's the first time I needed to sign up and ask a question. So first of all, thank you for all your help so far!
I'm researching and writing on a participatory music performance practice called "parea" and I often refer to those who participate as "parea participants" or "parea enthusiasts". Yet, at times I need a word that is equivalent to "the people who practice this tradition" and for that I have been using the phrase "parea practitioners". English is not my first language so I'm worried in case "parea practitioners" could sound strange--or even be misinterpreted--in English. According to the Oxford Dictionary it stands for "a person actively engaged in an art, discipline, or profession, especially medicine". Yet, would you think that my use of the word "practitioner" is strange or even wrong?