UW Ethnomusicology Archives session recordings: Hamza El Din 001, 1970-07-19  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives session recordings: Hamza El Din 001
11 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 2 open reels (15 ips, full-track, 7 in.); Working tapes (WT) - 2 DATs (digital, stereo); Working discs (WD) - 2 compact discs (digital, stereo); 2 AIFF files; 3 WAV files
Collection Number
Soundtrack for film session featuring Hamza El Din, recorded at the University of Washington by Robert Garfias, 1970 July 19. 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

Audio original for 16 mm film; recorded by Robert Garfias for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives.

Performer: Hamza El Din/oud, tar, and voice.

Contents: Tape 1 (S-045) - Solo oud, "Grandfather's Story" (10:00); Tape 2 (S-046) - Oud and voice (based on traditional farmers' songs, 2 rhythms and 2 tunes attached together) (4:08); Tar (calfskin drum) and voice, "an old song" (3:50) (Durations: Tape 1 = 10:00; Tape 2 = 7:50).

DAT tapes produced to sync with film (played on Nagra III with SLO synchronizer resolved to 60Hz line frequency) (70-21.3 contains S-045 at both 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sampling rate/16-bit; 70-21.4 contains S-046 at 48 kHz, also contains Los Jarochos (S-047-S-048) at 48 kHz/16-bit).

Transmission Data: Digital files created from original tape reels 2010 July 20 - 70-21.1.aif and 70-21.2.aif (48 kHz/24-bit) and Work Disc (WD) copies produced; digital files created from DAT copies (WTs) August 2010 (by Gary Louie) - MQ1 Arab Sudan 70-21.3 WT44.wav, MQ1 Arab Sudan 70-21.3 WT48.wav, MQ1 Arab Sudan 70-21.4 WT.wav

Work tape copies de-acquisitioned July 2010 (70-21.1-2 WT - 2 reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 2 tracks, 7 in.)).

Duration (WD): 00:17:50.

Documentation: Film log.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

2 audiotapes
Reel 1
Reel 2

Working tapesReturn to Top

2 audiotapes
70-21.3: DAT 1
70-21.4: DAT 2

Working discsReturn to Top

2 optical media
1970021-0001: CD 1
1970021-0002: CD 2

AIFF filesReturn to Top

2 audio files
70-21.1: Digital file 1
70-21.2: Digital file 2

WAV filesReturn to Top

3 audio files
MQ1 Arab Sudan 70-21.3 WT44: Digital file 3
MQ1 Arab Sudan 70-21.3 WT48: Digital file 4
MQ1 Arab Sudan 70-21.4 WT: Digital file 5

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arab Sudan
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk-Songs, Nubian
  • Music--Sudan
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • El Din, Hamza (performer)