UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Christopher Alan Waterman recordings: 78 rpm African Records, Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Waterman, Christopher Alan, 1954-
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Christopher Alan Waterman recordings: 78 rpm African Records
Dates
Undated
Quantity
65 phonograph records  :  65 discs (78 rpm, mono, 10"); email correspondence with collector.
Collection Number
1997019
Summary
Records collected by Christopher Waterman during field research in Nigeria; most records given to him by the son of Mr. Frank Ebunluwa Johnson, who originally collected them.
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

Christopher Waterman is an anthropologist, ethnomusicologist, teacher, and musician who specializes in the study of music and culture in Africa and the Americas. Since 1996, Waterman has been a professor at UCLA in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Prior to joining UCLA, he served on the visiting faculties of Bowdoin College and the University of Oslo and was an associate professor of music at the University of Washington, where he served as head of the ethnomusicology program. He holds a B.A. in composition and electric bass from Berklee College of Music and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Waterman also studied African languages and cultures at Yale University and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

UW Ethnomusicology Archives record numbers assigned: 373-437.

Disc condition varies from fair to poor (several broken).

Note from C. Waterman re: provenance of collection: "The bulk of the collection was given to me by the son of Mr. Frank Ebunluwa Johnson, a Yoruba man who worked as a civil servant during the colonial era. He was a big music fan and kept all of his old records. After the elder Mr. Johnson died, his son (a professor at the university of Ibadan) said he had no use for the records and gave them to me for safekeeping" (email 12/6/97).

Documentation: Photocopies of disc labels

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Africa
  • Akan--Africa--Western Africa
  • Ga
  • Hausa--Africa--Western Africa
  • Igbo(ibo)
  • Kru
  • Nigeria
  • West Africa
  • Yoruba--Africa--Western Africa