Karl Signell recordings - Music in a New World: America's Ethnic Traditions, Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Signell, Karl
Karl Signell recordings - Music in a New World: America's Ethnic Traditions
6 items  :  EC - 2 reels (3 3/4 ips, 1/4 tr. stereo); WT - 4 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo); Duration: 3:28:31
Collection Number
7 audio programs from the public radio series produced by Karl Signell, 1982.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Karl Signell is perhaps best known for his publications in Turkish music, especially "Makam: Modal practice in Turkish art music". He has done extensive field research in the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries abroad, including Turkey, Indonesia, and Japan.

Besides editing Ethnomusicology OnLine https://www.umbc.edu/eol/, his multimedia projects include other Web sites, CDs, CD-ROMs, and audio documentaries such as "The Nature of Music" series and "Music in a new world: America's ethnic traditions" series.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents: music of Okinawan immigrants in Honolulu, Hawaii (8207); music of U.S. Greek immigrants (8208); music of U.S. Vietnamese immigrants (8209); music of U.S. Russian immigrants (8210); music of U.S. Hmong immigrants (8211); music of U.S. Samoan immigrants (8212); music of Cambodian immigrants in the U.S. (8213).

The complete series of 26 half-hour audio programs, documenting musical traditions brought to the United States by first-generation immigrants from around the world, is available on-line through the University of Maryland Digital Repository (DRUM):

http://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/4038 Besides editing Ethnomusicology OnLine

http://www.umbc.edu/eol/world/brochure.html More information about the series is available at:

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cambodians--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Greeks--Europe--Southeastern Europe
  • Hmong
  • Music--Greece
  • Music--Soviet Union
  • Music--Vietnam
  • Samoans--Oceania--Polynesia
  • Vietnamese--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Geographical Names :
  • Okinawa
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union (former)
  • World
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings