Laurel Sercombe concert recordings: Global Music Festival 1989, 1989-04-01  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Laurel Sercombe concert recordings: Global Music Festival 1989
8 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 2 DATs (TDK DA-R120); Earliest copies (EC) - 4 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in., AMPEX 407); Working discs (WD) - 2 compact discs (digital, stereo)
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Concert festival recorded by Laurel Sercombe in Roethke Auditorium, Kane Hall, at the University of Washington, on 1989 April 1 at 8:00 p.m.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Laurel Sercombe has been the Archivist for the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington since 1982. She has co-produced a series of music recordings with Northwest Folklife, lectured for classes in Ethnomusicology, Library and Information Science, and American Indian Studies, and designed and taught a course on sound archiving. In 1998 she received a pre-doctoral Smithsonian Research Fellowship and in 2001 received her Ph.D. with the dissertation And Then It Rained: Power and Song in Western Washington Coast Salish Myth Narratives. She is a member of the Music Library Association, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, for which she served as Current Discographer 1992–2000 and Treasurer 2000–2004. She serves on the boards of Jack Straw Productions and Northwest Heritage Resources. In 2013 she organized and hosted "Sounds of the World," a series of six programs for UWTV featuring film footage from the Robert Garfias Collection in the Ethnomusicology Archives.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Laurel Sercombe for the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives on Panasonic SV-250 DAT recorder, Neumann KM-83 mics (omni), Symetrix SX-202 dual mic preamplifier.

Performers: Seleshe Damessae (Ethiopia)/voice, krar; Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco)/voice, sintir, qaraqeb; introduction of artists by Sonia Tamar Seeman.

Global Music Festival presented by the UW Ethnomusicology Students Association and co-sponsored by the ASUW.

See W01 World/89-15 for video recording of concert.

Original DAT recordings transferred to computer and copied to compact discs 2006 June 16 (89-7.1 WD = 70:32; 89-7.2 WD = 58:43) (Starting at 8:23 on transfer of 89-7.2 OT intermittent distortion is audible, possibly due to DAT deterioration; repeated transfer produced the same result).

Contents: 89-7.1 WD - Introductory remarks by Sonia Tamar Seeman; performance by Seleshe Damessae (from 89-7.1 OT); 89-7.2 WD - Remarks by Sonia Tamar Seeman (after intermission); performance by Hassan Hakmoun (from 89-7.1 OT, conclusion); encore (duo improvisation by Seleshe Damessae and Hassan Hakmoun) (from 89-7.2 OT).

Documentation: Concert program, flyer, press releases.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

2 audiotapes
89-7.1: DAT 1
89-7.2: DAT 2

Earliest copiesReturn to Top

4 audiotapes
89-7.3: Reel 1
89-7.4: Reel 2
89-7.5: Reel 3
89-7.6: Reel 4

Working discsReturn to Top

2 optical media
89-7.1: CD 1
89-7.2: CD 2

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Ethiopia
  • Morocco
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • World
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound Recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Hakmoun, Hassan (performer)
    • Seleshe Demassae (performer)