UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Dumisani Maraire and Students, 1973-05-31  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Dumisani Maraire and Students
12 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 4 open reels (7 1/2 ips, mono, full-track, 7 in.); Working discs (WD) - 4 compact discs (digital, stereo); 4 AIFF files (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Collection Number
Concert by Dumisani Maraire and his students, recorded at the University of Washington, 1973 May 31. Collected by the university's Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives has been collecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings for over 50 years. Its holdings of more than 15,000 items include field recordings documenting music traditions of all kinds from most areas of the world, concert recordings of visiting musicians, and films and videos of a variety of musical events, as well as several hundred musical instruments. The Archives serves the students and faculty in the UW Ethnomusicology Program, the broader university community, Pacific Northwest tribes, and an international clientele of musicians, students, and teachers.

Archival recordings are available for on-site listening. Depending on collection deposit agreements, copies of some materials may be obtained by researchers. Students are particularly encouraged to utilize archival materials to assist with class projects and help prepare for their own field work. The Archives employs several students each year and works informally with most ethnomusicology students as they begin to consider recording format options, equipment purchase, the practical problems of documentation in the field, and other issues related to their research. Students and other researchers are invited to deposit their field collections in the Archives, which offers secure storage and computer catalog access to all materials.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Concert by Dumisani Maraire and his students (presumably recorded by the Ethnomusicology Archives); title on original tape boxes - "African Ensemble Concert"; frequent volume fluctuations and mic adjustments on original recording.


Reel 1 (29:36): Chaminuka (mbira); Kapotso (marimba); Mutsa (mbira); Kukaiwa (marimba); Kukaiwa (mbira); Chiradza (marimba); (Shangara (drums) is listed on the original archive sheet but is not on tape).

Reel 2 (30:38): Rugare (marimba); Sekuru Joe (song); Chemtengure (mbira); song/story.

Reel 3 (32:43): Zvataida (marimba); Tondorwa (mbira); singing by "special guests" - teachers from music education class, spring '73; Maimbwe (marimba); Regerai Dzibayane (mbira); Chiro Chatcho Chine Makumbo Mana - song (wedding); Mhlanga (marimba); Noowfa Imjaiwa (mbira).

Reel 4 (26:26): Jangwa (dance); Chipendani (marimba); Mwangwanani (marimba). (Note: spellings checked and approved by D. Maraire)

Total duration: 1:59:23.

Duration (WD): 2:00:00

Transmission Data: Digital files created 2007 November 28 - 73-16.1.aif, 73-16.2.aif, 73-16.3.aif, 73-16.4.aif (48 kHz, 24-bit)

Work tapes (WT) (7 1/2 ips, stereo (mono program), 1/2 track, 7 in.) de-acquisitioned December 2007.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

4 audiotapes
Reel 1
Reel 2
Reel 3
Reel 4

Working discsReturn to Top

4 optical media
1973016-0001: CD 1
1973016-0002: CD 2
1973016-0003: CD 3
1973016-0004: CD 4

AIFF filesReturn to Top

4 audio files
73-16.1: Digital file 1
73-16.2: Digital file 2
73-16.3: Digital file 3
73-16.4: Digital file 4

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Marimba
  • Mbira
  • Shona--Africa--Southern Africa
  • Songs, Shona
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Africa
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Zimbabwe
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Maraire, Dumisani (performer)