Robert Garfias recordings: Samal dances from Taluksangay, the Philippines, 1966-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert; Schultz, Harold
Robert Garfias recordings: Samal dances from Taluksangay, the Philippines
1966-1970 (inclusive)
1 videotapes  :  EC - 1 vct (VHS, stereo, color); Duration: 00:11:13; UW Press film catalog.
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Video copy of film produced by the UW Ethnomusicology Archives and published by University of Washington Press in 1970 (16mm, color) (c1969), out of print 1998, featuring dance from the Sama people of the Philippines.
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

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)

Harold "Bud" Schultz was an ethnomusicology graduate student from the University of Washington in the 1960s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Filmed and recorded by Robert Garfias and Harold Schultz 3/7/66.


1) "Umaral" with kulintang (dancer: Misuari Dawai)

2) "Umaral" danced by 2 young girls, with kulintang

3) "Kuntaw" dance/fighting exercise (dancer: Abdula Buhaini)

Front credits: Washington Films/Ethnic Music and Dance series/Robert Garfias, editor/University of Washington Press/Seattle and London.

Documentation: Notes

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--Philippines
  • Kulintang
  • Kulintang music
  • Music--Philippines
  • Sama (Southeast Asian people)
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oceania
  • Philippines--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Southeast Asia--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Sulu Archipelago (Philippines)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings