UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Dumisani Maraire, 1973-06-02  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Dumisani Maraire
7 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 3 open reels (7.5 ips, stereo, 2 tracks, 7 in.); Working discs (WD) - 2 compact discs (digital, stereo); 2 AIFF files
Collection Number
Concert performance by Dumisani Maraire, recorded 1973 June 2. Collected by the University of Washington'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.

English, Shona

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

Recordist probably Robert Garfias or Dan Grinstead (according to D. Maraire).

Performer: Dumisani Maraire, nyunga nyunga mbira and voice (music of Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia)

Work disc durations: 73-33.1 WD - 37:26; 73-33.2 WD - 49:27 (total = 1:26:53)

Identification of items by Claire Jones, August 1994.

Transmission Data: Digital files created November 2008 - 73-33.1.aif (includes material on 73-33.1 OT), 73-33.2.aif (includes material on 73-33.2 and 73-33.3 OT) (48 kHz, 24-bit).

Work Tapes (3 reels) de-acquisitioned November 2008 (7.5 ips, stereo, 2 tracks, 10 in.)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

3 audiotapes
Reel 1
Reel 2
Reel 3

Working discsReturn to Top

2 optical media
1973033-0001: CD 1
1 optical media : Tracks: 7
1973033-0002: CD 2
1 optical media : Tracks: 12

AIFF filesReturn to Top

2 audio files
73-33.1: Digital file 1
73-33.2: Digital file 2

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Mbira
  • Shona--Africa--Southern Africa
  • Songs, Shona
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Africa
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Zimbabwe
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Maraire, Dumisani (performer)