Robert Garfias and Harold Schultz field recordings (Japan, Okinawa), 1966  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Schultz, Harold; Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias and Harold Schultz field recordings (Japan, Okinawa)
41 items  :  OT-20 reels (full-track); WT-20 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7" and 10"); 1 WAV file; Duration: 4:49:00
Collection Number
Field recordings collected by Robert Garfias and Harold Schults in Osaka, Kyoto and Naha, Okinawa.
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

Tapes 1-16 recorded in Japan; tapes 17-20 recorded in Okinawa.

Contents: See typed notes for each tape in documentation file.

Tape 17 (Garfias OK 601 - "Dan-no-mono") digitized 8/2013 - 66-12.17_Okinawa.wav (48 kHz, 24-bit)

Documentation: Typed and handwritten notes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Japan
  • Okinawans--Asia--East Asia
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Japan
  • Kyoto (Japan)
  • Okinawa
  • Okinawa (Japan)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Sound recordings