Robert Garfias recordings: Burma Sampler, 1973-1974  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias recordings: Burma Sampler
1973-1974 (inclusive)
2 audiotapes  :  EC - 1 reel (7 1/2 ips, 5"); WT - 1 reel (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); Duration: 00:16:05
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Audio selections compiled from field recordings made in Rangoon during 1973 and 1974.
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)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents (from original archive sheet):

1) Nayi in ThamHman - Sagain U Hla Shwei/piano (recorded 4/8/74) (74-1.27 #2)

2) Title: Tan Taya Tei Shin - Song type: Kyou: - Mode - Than You: - Sein Kyi Ti/patt waing (recorded 7/11/73) (73-37.13 #1)

3) Title: Tu Makya Na - Song type: Ta Hcin Hkan (Tan Zan style) - ?/hsaing, ?/voice (recorded 7/11/73) (73-37.13 #4)

4) Anyeint song with dialogue - Ama Sein - ?/voice, ?/ (recorded 9/11/73) (73-37.34 #4)

Documentation: Burma log books (under original field nos.)

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music--Burma
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Piano music
  • Songs, Burmese--Burma
  • Vocal
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Burma--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Southeast Asia--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Sound Recordings