Robert Garfias collection: Music of Latin America class tapes, Undated PDF
- Garfias, Robert
- Robert Garfias collection: Music of Latin America class tapes
- 6 audiotapes : EC - 6 audio cassettes (stereo, Dolby B); Duration: 12:00:00; contents list generated from these.
- Collection Number
- Class tapes for University of Washington class (Music 433); originally compiled on reel-to-reel tapes by Robert Garfias from field and commercial recordings.
- University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
- Access Restrictions
Unrestricted: collection is open for research.
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)
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Various genres and performers.
Contents of Garfias reels: Tape 1 - Introduction I; 2 - Introduction II; 3 - Introduction III, Guitar I; 4 - Guitar II; 5 - Harp I; 6 - Harp II; 7 - Brazil I; 8 - Brazil II; 9 - Brazil III; 10 - Brazil IV; (11 missing); 12 - Argentina; 13 - Chile.
Garfias reels 1-10, 12 & 13 stored in room 52 (4/96).
Documentation: Notes by R. Garfias and sheets found in tape boxes
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Folk music--Venezuela
- Geographical Names :
- Central America
- South/Latin America
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Educational media
- Instructional materials
- Sound recordings