UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Ragamala Festival 1984, 1984-05  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Neuman, Daniel M., 1944-; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Ragamala Festival 1984
17 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 5 VHS (SP, stereo (digitally-processed audio recording)); Earliest copies (EC) - 8 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.); Working tapes (WT) - 4 DATs (digital, stereo)
Collection Number
Recordings of the 1984 Ragamala Festival, recorded at the University of Washington, Kane Hall, Roethke Auditorium, 1984 May 18 and 1984 May 20. The festival was co-sponsored by Ragamala and the UW School of Music. Recordings collected by the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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

Ragamala Festival 1984: Vasudevan; Ashish Khan.

Concerts recorded by Dan Neuman with Panasonic NV-8410 vcr (VHS format), Sony PCM-F1 digital audio processor (sound feed from P.A.).

Formats: 84-27.1-5 OT are original digital audio tapes of May 18 and May 20 concerts; 84-27.1-8 EC are analog dubs of digital originals; 84-27.1-4 WT are digital (DAT) copies of digital originals.

Contents: May 18 concert (South Indian) - N. Vasudevan/voice; C.S. Lakshmi Narayan/violin; May 20 concert (North Indian) - Ashish Khan/sarod; Shyam Kane/tabla.

Item identification for Vasudevan concert provided by Naren Murthy.

Analog reel durations: 45:45, 31:30, 43:56, 37:20 (Vasudevan); 40:40, 49:15, 36:07, 25:20 (Ashish Khan).

Duration (WT): 5:26:31

Documentation: Concert flyer.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

5 videotapes
84-27.1: VHS 1
84-27.2: VHS 2
84-27.3: VHS 3
84-27.4: VHS 4
84-27.5: VHS 5

Earliest copiesReturn to Top

8 audiotapes
84-27.1: Reel 1
84-27.2: Reel 2
84-27.3: Reel 3
84-27.4: Reel 4
84-27.5: Reel 5
84-27.6: Reel 6
84-27.7: Reel 7
84-27.8: Reel 8

Working tapesReturn to Top

4 audiotapes
1984027-0001: 84-27.1: DAT 1
1984027-0002: 84-27.2: DAT 2
1984027-0003: 84-27.3: DAT 3
1984027-0004: 84-27.4: DAT 4

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--India
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • South India
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Kane, Shyam (performer)
    • Khan, Aashish, 1939- (performer)
    • Narayan, C.S. Lakshmi (performer)
    • Vasudevan, N. (performer)