UW Ethnomusicology Archives studio recordings: Mohammad Omar, 1974-12-09  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives studio recordings: Mohammad Omar
3 items  :  Earliest copy (EC) - 1 open reel (7.5 ips, full-track, 7 in.); Working disc (WD) - 1 compact disc (digital, stereo); 1 AIFF file (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Collection Number
Soundtrack for 16mm film footage featuring musician Mohammad Omar, shot at the University of Washington, 1974 December 9. 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

This recording contains the audio soundtrack of a film produced in the archives.

Contents: Rag Bayag (odo sanpuran) (10:00); Char Baite - Pashtu (Keliwali) (4:43); Folk song with introductory improvisation in classical style (Qad bala sarwe rawan Laila) (5:23)

For VHS and Betacam SP videocassette and DVD copies of film, see collection 2001-22. (Mohammad Omar footage also included on W1 2007-19.3 (DVCAM))

Total duration: 20:37

Transmission Data: Digital file created August 2009 - 74-16.1 EC.aif (48 kHz, 24-bit); compact disc copy (WD) made; Work Tape copy de-acquisitioned (1 open reel - 7.5 ips, stereo, 2 tracks, 7 in.)

Documentation: See film log

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Earliest copiesReturn to Top

1 audiotapes
Reel 1

Working discsReturn to Top

1 optical media
1974016-0001: CD 1
Contents: Track 1 - Room noise (00:07); Track 2 - Item #1 - Rag Bayag (odo sanpuran) (10:01); Track 3 - Clapstick (00:07); Track 4 - Item #2 - Char Baite - Pashtu (Keliwali) (4:54); Track 5 - Clapstick (00:05); Track 6 - Item #3 - Qad bala sarwe rawan Laila (5:20)

AIFF filesReturn to Top

1 audio files
74-16.1: Digital file 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Afghanistan
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Afghanistan--Asia--Central Asia
  • Asia
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Omar, Mohammad (performer)