Robert Garfias and Robert Kauffman field recordings (Africa), 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert; Kauffman, Robert
Title
Robert Garfias and Robert Kauffman field recordings (Africa)
Dates
1971
Quantity
64 items  :  OT - 49 reels (7 1/2 ips, full-track & 1/2 tr. stereo, 5"); WT - 5 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7" (4) and 10" (1)); WD - 10 compact discs (digital, stereo); Duration: 19:00:00; original archive sheets.
Collection Number
1971021
Summary
Field recordings made in Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa during summer 1971.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Garfias was born in San Francisco in 1932, the child of Mexican-American parents. As a youngster he studied classical guitar and jazz saxophone. In high school he studied Western classical music composition, and he formed a jazz combo that played gigs for beatniks in the North Beach area of San Francisco, where he traveled in a circle of musicians that included Dave Brubeck, Vince Delgado, Vince Guaraldi, Harry Partch, and Bill Smith. During his career he founded the ethnomusicology program at the University of Washington; served as Dean of Arts at the University of California, Irvine, as a member of the Smithsonian Council, and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. National Council for the Arts; and conducted significant periods of fieldwork and language study in Japan, Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Central America, Burma, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and among Okinawans in the United States.

- Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 4, September 2013)

Robert Kauffman did his fieldwork in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) in 1960-1962. His dissertation is entitled "Multi-Part Relationships in the Shona Music of Rhodesia" and he graduated UCLA in 1971. He was a professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Washington and the University of Pittsburgh. He is now retired.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents: The collection includes recordings from 6 countries in Africa:

71-21.1 is missing or never existed - no mention of it anywhere; 71-21.2-3/FE1 Ghana - field nos. AGH 1002-1003; 71-21.4/FK1 Uganda - field no. AUS 1004 (Uganda total = 22:08); 71-21.5-6/FQ1 Zambia - field nos. AZ 1005-1006; 71-21.7-41/FS5 Shona (Zimbabwe) - field nos. ARSA 1007, ARBU 1008, ARSA 1009-1014, ARMO 1015-1018, ARCH 1019-1026, ARMO 1027-1032, ARSA 1033, ARMK 1034-1040, ARSA 1041 (Zimbabwe total = 13:46:40); 71-21.42-48/FT2 Mozambique - field nos. AMOZA (sp.?) 1042-1043, AMOZMA 1044-1045, AMOZMO (sp.?) 1046, AMOZMA 1047-1048 (Mozambique total = 2:28:55); 71-21.49-50/FX1 South Africa - field nos. ASAJO 1049-1050 (South Africa total = 41:22)

Tapes 4 (Uganda-AUS 1004), 42-48 (Mozambique-AMOZMA 1042-1048), and 49-50 (South Africa-ASAJO 1049-1050) digitized 1/2009 - 71-21.4.aif, 71-21.42.wav - 71-21.48.aif, 71-21.49.aif - 71-21.50.aif (48 kHz, 24-bit) and Work Discs produced (71-21.4 WD, 71-21.42-48 WD, 71-21.49-50 WD)

Tapes 7-41 (Zimbabwe) digitized 2/2013 - 71-21.7.wav - 71-21.41.wav (48 kHz, 24-bit) (no Work Discs produced) (duplicate files exist for some Zimbabwe tapes as some were digitized previously)

Original tape formats: 71-21.7-11 (full-tr.), 71-21.12 (1/2 tr. stereo), 71-21.13-17 (full-tr.), 71-21.18-22, .25, .27-28, .31-32, .38-50 (1/2 tr. stereo)

Documentation: Kauffman recording documentation sheets for some tapes

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description
1971021-0001: Tape missing or never existed
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0002: Music of Ghana - Kasmir Nyibson (?)
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0003: Music of Ghana - Xylophone
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0004: Music of Uganda
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0005: Music of Zambia
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0006: Music of Zambia
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0007: Music of Zimbabwe - Solo mbira
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0008: Music of Zimbabwe
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0009: Music of Zimbabwe - Njari, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0010: Music of Zimbabwe - Njari, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0011: Music of Zimbabwe - Njari, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0012: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0013: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0014: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0015: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0016: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0017: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0018: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0019: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0020: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu and hosho
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0021: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu and hosho
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0022: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu and hosho
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0023: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu and hosho
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0024: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu and hosho
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0025: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira Dzavadzimu and hosho
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0026: Music of Zimbabwe - Vocal music
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0027: Music of Zimbabwe - Drums, rattles and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0028: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira, vocals and dancing
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0029: Music of Zimbabwe - Mondoro spirit possession ceremony
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0030: Music of Zimbabwe - Mondoro spirit possession ceremony
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0031: Music of Zimbabwe - Mbira, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0032: Music of Zimbabwe
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0033: Music of Zimbabwe
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0034: Music of Zimbabwe
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0035: Music of Zimbabwe - MOBA dance
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0036: Music of Zimbabwe - Ngororombe
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0037: Music of Zimbabwe - Ngororombe - Mkota
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0038: Music of Zimbabwe - Matepe, rattles and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0039: Music of Zimbabwe - Matepe
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0040: Music of Zimbabwe - Matepe, hosho and vocals
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
1971021-0041: Music of Zimbabwe
1 audiotape : Audio Reel

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dance--Ghana
  • Drums (Musical instruments)
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk songs, Shona
  • Matepe
  • Mbira
  • Music--Ghana
  • Music--Uganda
  • Music--Zambia
  • Ngororombe
  • Njari
  • Religion
  • Shona Music
  • Shona--Africa--Southern Africa
  • Songs, Shona
  • Spirit possession
  • Xylophone
  • Geographical Names :
  • Africa
  • Ghana
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Sound recordings