Laurel Sercombe recordings: 2014 UW Ethnomusicology Student Concert (video), 2014-04-29  PDF

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Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Laurel Sercombe recordings: 2014 UW Ethnomusicology Student Concert (video)
3 items  :  1 video file; WD - 2 DVDs (digital, color, stereo); Duration: 1:14:53
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Annual concert presented by the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Student Association, recorded in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Theater, April 29, 2014
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

Laurel Sercombe has been the Archivist for the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington since 1982. She has co-produced a series of music recordings with Northwest Folklife, lectured for classes in Ethnomusicology, Library and Information Science, and American Indian Studies, and designed and taught a course on sound archiving. In 1998 she received a pre-doctoral Smithsonian Research Fellowship and in 2001 received her Ph.D. with the dissertation And Then It Rained: Power and Song in Western Washington Coast Salish Myth Narratives. She is a member of the Music Library Association, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, for which she served as Current Discographer 1992–2000 and Treasurer 2000–2004. She serves on the boards of Jack Straw Productions and Northwest Heritage Resources. In 2013 she organized and hosted “Sounds of the World,” a series of six programs for UWTV featuring film footage from the Robert Garfias Collection in the Ethnomusicology Archives.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Video recording by Laurel Sercombe for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives; recorded with Panasonic AG-HMC 150P camcorder (HD).

Contents: 1) Bomba: Afro-Puerto Rican drum dance - students of Pablo Luis Rivera (Winter Quarter 2014, UW Bomba class); 2) Dhimay - Newar music from Nepal: Subhash Prajapati and Rabindra Prajapati - "Dyo Lhayegu" and "Lan Khin"; 3) Mento: David Aarons, Shannon Dudley, Joe Kinzer, and Jocelyn Moon - 2 songs about bananas; 4) UW Steelband - "My Girl," "El Manisero," and "Bonnie and Clyde"; 5) Sandaya: Nyint Thone Yan - Ne Myo Aung, Burmese piano - "Nyint Thone Yan Pat Pyo"; 6) "Interlude": Claire Anderson, Maren Haynes, and Jocelyn Moon; 7) Marimba Ensemble: Zimbabwean Music Club - "Kuenda Mbire," "Ndanzwa Ngoma Kurira," "Kuzanga," "Kutambarara," "Sarura Wako," and "Tsuro."

Transmission Data: Original Hi-Def digital recording transferred to digital file 5/2014 and Work Disc produced - 2014-7.1 WD (slightly edited recording with titles and chapters; duration = 1:14:53); 2014-7.2 WD (two-minute sampler of the event produced by Jim Morford)

The two-minute sampler is available on Vimeo at

Documentation: Concert flyer and program

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bomba (Dance)
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--Nepal
  • Folk music--Puerto Rico
  • Marimba music
  • Songs, Burmese--Burma
  • Steel bands (Music)
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • World
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington Ethnomusicology Students Association (performer)