Hiromi Lorraine Sakata field recordings (Afghanistan), 1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sakata, Hiromi Lorraine
Title
Hiromi Lorraine Sakata field recordings (Afghanistan)
Dates
1972
Quantity
51 items  :  OT - 2 reels (3.75 ips and 7.5 ips, stereo and mono, 5"); EC-49 reels (7.5 ips, full track (most), 7" and 5"); WD-17 compact discs (digital, stereo); 27 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); 2 AIFF files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 23:57:58; Finding Aid
Collection Number
1972003
Summary
Recorded January-December 1972 in numerous locations in Afghanistan.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

From her professional bio:

"Hiromi Lorraine Sakata is the author of Music in the Mind: The Concepts of Music and Musician in Afghanistan (Kent State University Press, 1983 and reissued by Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002) and Afghanistan Encounters with Music and Friends (Mazda Publications 2013). She is producer of Ustad Mohammad Omar: Virtuoso from Afghanistan (Smithsonian Folkways, 2002). Her other publications focus on devotional music of Pakistan, in particular, the music at Sufi shrines in Pakistan. Sakata taught in the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington for twenty years before joining the UCLA faculty. She was made an Honorary Member of the Society for Ethnomusicology in 2012."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded on Nagra (full-track) and Uher (stereo recorder with 2 tracks running same direction - used with movie camera); most original tapes deposited in the Berlin Phonogramm-Archive; copies produced in Berlin deposited in the UW Ethnomusicology Archives.

For contents information see typed logsheets.

The following EC reels were digitized April-May 2014 (48 kHz, 24-bit) (total duration = 10:22:22), no compact disc copies made:

72-3.1.wav (Tape Box V - Takes 23-30) (30:13)

72-3.2.wav (Tape Box VI - Takes 31-33) (28:25

72-3.3.wav (Tape Box VII - Takes 34-36) (24:30)

72-3.4.wav (Tape Box VIII - Takes 37, 38) (18:31)

72-3.5.wav (Tape Box IX - Takes 39-42) (31:09)

72-3.6.wav (Tape Box X - Takes 43-47) (33:10)

72-3.7.wav (Tape Box XI - Takes 48-51, 54-56) (31:22)

72-3.8.wav (Tape Box XII - Takes 52c-53c, 57c, 58c, 59) (20:47) (film sync on track A, music on track B) (file edited - music on both tracks)

72-3.9.wav (Tape Box XIII - Takes 60c-63c) (10:52) (film sync on track A, music on track B) (72-3.9_rev.wav - music on both tracks)

72-3.10.wav (Tape Box XIV - Takes 64c, 65c) (5:45) (film sync on track A, music on track B) (72-3.10_rev.wav - music on both tracks)

72-3.11.wav (Tape Box XV - Takes 66-69) (14:45)

72-3.12.wav (Tape Box XVI - Takes 70-73) (26:02)

72-3.37.wav (Takes 171-173) (43:36)

72-3.38.wav (Takes 174-181) (31:36)

72-3.39.wav (Takes 182-183) (47:47)

72-3.40.wav (Takes 184-185, 210) (9:42)

72-3.41.wav (Takes 186-195) (31:26)

72-3.42.wav (Takes 196-202) (42:12)

72-3.43.wav (Takes 203c-204c) (14:40)

72-3.44.wav (Takes 205-209, 211-214) (31:34)

72-3.45.wav (Takes 215-216) (30:50)

72-3.46.wav (Takes 217c-219c, 224c) (13:42)

72-3.47.wav (Takes 220-223) (15:23)

72-3.48.wav (Take 225c) (3:38)

72-3.49.wav (Takes 228-231) (30:45)

Recordings from Badakhshan (Faizabad) copied to compact disc May 2004 (total duration = 12:39:21):

72-3.13 WD (Tapes 71-74) (total duration = 44:17);

72-3.14 WD (Tapes 75-79) (total duration = 61:20);

72-3.15 WD (Tapes 80-83) (total duration = 29:56);

72-3.16 WD (Tape 84) (duration = 43:15);

72-3.17 WD (Tape 85a) (duration = 43:42);

72-3.18 WD (Tape 85b) (duration = 46:45);

72-3.19 WD (Tapes 85c, d, e, f) (total duration = 56:56);

72-3.20 WD (Tapes 86, 87, 88a, 88b, 89-91) (total duration = 47:43);

72-3.21 WD (Tape 92) (duration = 48:50);

72-3.22 WD (Tapes 93-109) (total duration = 61:19);

72-3.23 WD (Tapes 110-133) (total duration = 64:31);

72-3.24 WD (Tapes 134-144) (total duration = 53:50);

72-3.25 WD (Tapes 145-154) (total duration = 54:45);

72-3.26 WD (Tapes 155-165 (total duration = 63:55);

72-3.27 WD (Tapes 166-170) (total duration = 38:17);

Recordings copied to compact disc August 2009 (total duration = 56:15):

72-3.50 WD (Kazakh interview) (72-3.50.aif) (total duration = 36:10);

72-3.51 WD (Dotar lessons) (72-3.51.aif) (total duration = 20:05)

7/16/08 - Prof. Sakata deposited 2 original tapes that were not deposited in Berlin with original collection; the tape labeled "Kazakh interview" was assigned number 72-3.50 OT, and the one labeled "Dutar lessons - Herat" assigned 72-3.51 OT.

Documentation: Field notes

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
Kazakh Interview
1 optical media : CD - unpublished; Tracks: 10
Interview with Mohammad (Kazakh) recorded in the Sakatas' home in Herat, Afghanistan 2/17/72 with Uher tape recorder; voices of H.L. Sakata, Tom Sakata, and Mohammad are heard; final track includes the voice of the Sakatas' servant, Khairuddin, and a discussion of what he should buy in the bazaar.
Original tape deposited in Archives 7/16/2008 (1 of 2 tapes not deposited in Berlin with original collection in 1973).
Original tape format: 3 3/4 ips, stereo (recorded on 1 of 2 tracks running same direction); work disc copy divided into 10 tracks, with track marks added at breaks in conversation.
1972-02-17
Dotar Lessons
1 optical media : CD - unpublished; Tracks: 7
Recorded in the Sakatas' home in Herat, Afghanistan, sometime between 2/2/72 and 3/1/72 (the month during which H.L. Sakata took dotar lessons from Ustad Ghulam Haidar)
Contents: Tr. 1 – Dotar – Ustad Ghulam Haidar (teacher); Tr. 2 – Announcement and dotar – H.L. Sakata; Tr. 3 – Dotar – H.L. Sakata; with drum; Tr. 4 – Dotar – H.L. Sakata; no drum; Tr. 5 – Dotar – H.L. Sakata; with drum; Tr. 6 – Dotar – H.L. Sakata and Ustad Ghulam Haidar; w/ drum; Tr. 7 – "This is a test" (H.L.S.); boy's voice, speaking and singing; group of children singing and laughing (perhaps the children of Khairuddin – H.L.S.)
Original tape deposited in Archives 7/16/2008 (1 of 2 tapes not deposited in Berlin with original collection in 1973)
Original tape format: 7 1/2 ips, stereo (tracks 1-4) and mono (tracks 5-6, left channel, tape side 1; track 7 (left channel, tape side 2))
1972-07-17

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Afghanistan
  • Sound recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Afghanistan--Asia--Central Asia
  • Asia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Sound recordings