Robert Garfias collection (Europe, Asia, Venezuela), Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert
Title
Robert Garfias collection (Europe, Asia, Venezuela)
Dates
Undated
Quantity
61 items  :  26 analog reels; 35 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 15:07:09
Collection Number
2014013
Summary
Tapes recorded or collected over the years by Robert Garfias in various regions of Europe, Asia, and South America.
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

Access is restricted.

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)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents:

Tapes 1-26 each have a corresponding WAV file (48 kHz, 24-bit):

2014-13.1 - Radio Afghanistan Dub I - [note on back of box on KRAB radio label] - "Afghanistan Music dub from 3 3/4 tape (Amman Naderi)" "Origin date - 1969 to 1971 ca" (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 31:35)

2014-13.2 - Radio Afghanistan Dub II - [same note as on previous tape box] (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 32:17)

2014-13.3 - Radio Afghanistan Dub III - [same note as on previous tape box] (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 10:58)

2014-13.4 - Albania - 78 Dubs (Chianis) [photo-copy of notes on tape box back in doc file] (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 29:22)

2014-13.5 - Burma Nat Pwe I (Conrad Becker) (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 32:45)

2014-13.6 - Burma Nat Pwe II (Conrad Becker) (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 31:26)

2014-13.7 - Burma Classical Music I (Conrad Becker) (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 18:18)

2014-13.8 - Burma Classical Music II (Conrad Becker) (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 16:05)

2014-13.9 - Greece I Dubs of 78s (Chianis) (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 29:40)

2014-13.10 - Greece [II] Old 78 Dubs (Chianis) (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 32:11)

2014-13.11 - Greece [III] Epirus (Chianis) [photo-copy of notes on tape box back in doc file] (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 30:34)

2014-13.12 - Greece [IV] 78 Dubs (Chianis) (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 29:59)

2014-13.13 - Greece and Turkey 78s (Delgado) Note on back of box: - A) Turkish / B) B.V.K. trio (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono, 7", side A = 17:42, side B = 27:23, total = 45:05)

2014-13.14 - [Haiti] Alphonse Cimber [drummer] & Jean Leon Destine [dancer], Theater Dance school, April 25, 1964, recorded by Robert Garfias, Nagra [appears to be a class; some speaking in English] (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 5", 15:56)

2014-13.15 OT - [Iran] Sehtar - Ahmad Ebadi, [India] Sarode - Sharan Rani [notes in doc file] Recorded by Robert Garfias, December 1965 (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 5", 16:10)

2014-13.16 OT - Iran - Hussein Malek; Romania - Brass Band [notes in doc file] Recorded by Robert Garfias, December 1965 (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono (1 side only), 5", 16:09)

2014-13.17 OT - Iran - Sehtar - Nur Ali Burmand [notes in doc file] Recorded by Robert Garfias, December 1965 (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 5", 16:08)

2014-13.18 OT - [Norway] Ingulu Eldegard, Hardanger Violin. Recorded by Hiromi Lorraine Sakata, May 17, 1964 (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 5", 16:15)

2014-13.19 - Tribal Music of the Philippines - Dub - Silliman Music Foundation, Inc., #5801, 5802 [photo-copy of notes on tape box back in doc file] (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono (1 side only), 7", 29:17)

2014-13.20 - Tajik, Uzbek, Turkmen [photo-copy of notes on tape box back in doc file] (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono, 5", side A = 15:49, side B = 15:33, total = 31:22)

2014-13.21 OT - [Turkey] Necdet Yasar - short Taksim in Hicazkar (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 5", 2:15)

2014-13.22 OT - Turkey - Necdet Yasar and Niyazi Sayin (Signell Master) [photo-copy of notes on tape box back in doc file] From notes on back of box: Saz Eserleri - Tanbur-Necdet Yasar, Ney-Niyazi Sayin, recorded November 13, 1970 (7 1/2 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7", 15:05)

2014-13.23 OT - Turkey - Necdet Yasar and Niyazi Sayin (Signell Master) [photo-copy of notes on inside of tape box in doc file] From notes on back of box: Ney - Niyazi Sayin, Tanbur - Necdet Yasar (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 32:31)

2014-13.24 - Turkey - Necdet Yasar and Akagunduz Kutbay in Konya (Signell Master dub) [notes in doc file] From notes: Necdet Yasar - tanbur, Akagunduz Kutbay - ney. Recorded December 14, 1971 (7 1/2 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7", 43:13)

2014-13.25 - Turkey - Necdet Yasar and Karl Signell (Signell master dub) [photo-copy of notes on tape box back in doc file] From notes on back of box: Tanbur - Necdet Yasar, Ney - Karl Signell (7 1/2 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 5", 18:07)

2014-13.26-27 - [Venezuela] Ramon y Rivera tape [notes in doc file - Grabaciones de Musica Folklorica de Venezuela] Note on back of tape box: Harp tunes and songs (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono, 7"); tape given 2 nos. due to length of files - 2014-13.26 (side A) = 47:52; 2014-13.27 (side B) = 45:42; total = 1:33:34.

Items 28-35 are WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit) with no corresponding tape reels (reels were discarded after digitization)

2014-13.28.wav - Brass band from Afganistan recorded by Mark Slobin (15:10)

2014-13.29.wav - [Iran] 45 dubs: Violin & dombak; Delkash (singer) with large ensemble; Gugush (singer) with ensemble; Masubi (singer) with large ensemble; Masubi with Ebadi, sehtar (17:52)

2014-13.30.wav - North Indian 78 dubs, introduced by Henry Jacobs (32:03)

2014-13.31.wav - [India] Ragu Pilu - 9/56 - 78 dubs (32:55)

2014-13.32.wav - India - 78 dubs, from Henry E. Jacobs (scan of notes on back of tape box - 2014-13.32.jpg) (23:14)

2014-13.33.wav - Train (3:46)

2014-13.34.wav - [Japan] Ryukyu 1 - 2/1/56 (78 dubs) (32:41)

2014-13.35.wav - [Japan] Ryukyu 2 - 2/1/56 (78 dubs, starts with "Nakama Bushi") (33:14)

Documentation: Notes and photo-copies of notes on tape boxes, for some tapes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Albanians--Europe--Southeastern Europe
  • brass band
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk dance music--Venezuela
  • Folk music--Albania
  • Folk music--Iran
  • Folk music--Philippines
  • Folk music--Turkey
  • Folk music--Venezuela
  • Music--Afghanistan
  • Music--Greece
  • Music--India
  • Music--Iran
  • Music--Japan
  • Music--Turkey
  • Radio
  • Songs, Burmese--Burma
  • Turks--Middle East--Middle East
  • Geographical Names :
  • Afghanistan--Asia--Central Asia
  • Burma--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Haitians--Middle America and the Caribbean--Caribbean
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • Iran--Middle East--Middle East
  • Japan
  • North India
  • Norway
  • Philippines--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Uzbeks--Asia--Central Asia
  • Venezuela
  • World
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Folk music radio programs
  • Radio programs
  • Sound Recordings