Robert Garfias field recordings (New Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua), 1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert
Title
Robert Garfias field recordings (New Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua)
Dates
1975
Quantity
38 items  :  OT - 19 reels (7.5 ips (18) & 30 ips (1), 2 tr. stereo, 5"); WD - 19 compact discs (digital, stereo); Duration: 5:35:43
Collection Number
1975023
Summary
Field recordeings collected in New Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua during August and September 1975.
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

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Garfias was born in San Francisco in 1932, the child of Mexican-American parents. As a youngster he studied classical guitar and jazz saxophone. In high school he studied Western classical music composition, and he formed a jazz combo that played gigs for beatniks in the North Beach area of San Francisco, where he traveled in a circle of musicians that included Dave Brubeck, Vince Delgado, Vince Guaraldi, Harry Partch, and Bill Smith. During his career he founded the ethnomusicology program at the University of Washington; served as Dean of Arts at the University of California, Irvine, as a member of the Smithsonian Council, and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. National Council for the Arts; and conducted significant periods of fieldwork and language study in Japan, Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Central America, Burma, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and among Okinawans in the United States.

- Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 4, September 2013)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents: This collection includes recordings from 3 areas in the American Southwest and Central America -

75-23.1/NT4 Mexicans of the Southwest - violin dance music recorded in Chamisal, New Mexico (Field no. 75/001/NM)

75-23.2-7/SA3 Costa Rica (Field nos. 75/002 - 75/007)

75-23.8-11/SA9 Nicaragua - marimba & brass band music recorded in Masaya, Nicaragua (Field nos. 75/008 - 75/011)

75-23.12-19/NW1 Guatemala - mainly marimba music recorded in Chichicastenango, Guatemala (Field nos. 75/012 - 75/019).

Original tapes 75-23.2-7 were labeled "Guatemala" when accessioned but appear to have been recorded in Costa Rica (based on recording location listed in notes).

Transmission Data: Digital files created 4/1020 - 75-23.1.wav through 75-23.19.wav (96 kHz, 24-bit); Work disc copies produced 5/2010.

Work tape copies de-acquisitioned 5/2010 (19 reels (7.5 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7"))

Documentation: Photo-copies of field notes and tape boxes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
1975023-0001: Facundo Gonzalez, violin
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Violin dance music recorded in Chamisal, New Mexico
1975-08-17
1975023-0002: Conjunto Hermanos Ramos
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Conjunto Hermanos Ramos, recorded in San Juan, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
1975-08-17
1975023-0003: Don Matias Duarte – Guitar music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Recorded in Cacao, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica.
1975-08-17
1975023-0004: Don Matias Duarte - Guitar & marimba music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Recorded in Cacao, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica.
1975-08-17
1975023-0005: Don Matias Duarte - Marimba music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Recorded in Cacao, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica; marimba is played with 3 mallets.
1975-08-17
1975023-0006: Conjunto de Cuerdas de Santa Cruz
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Conjunto de Cuerdas de Santa Cruz; Don Daniel Pizzaro, leader.Instruments – Mandolin, 3 Violins, 3 Guitars.Recorded in Guanacaste, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica.
1975-08-17
1975023-0007: Conjunto de Cuerdas de Santa Cruz
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Conjunto de Cuerdas de Santa Cruz; Don Daniel Pizzaro, leader.Instruments – Mandolin, 3 Violins, 3 Guitars.Recorded in Guanacaste, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica.
1975-08-17
1975023-0008: Marimba Hermanos Perez
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Marimba Hermanos Perez: Jose Larios Pavon (marimba), Francisco Sanchez Gutierez (guitara), Santiago Simon Rosal (guitarilla) Instruments: marimba (2 mallets in left hand and 1 in right), guitara (6 strings - bass and harmony), guitarella (4 strings like Venezuelan cuatro; strummed harmony like vihuela). Recorded in Masaya, Nicaragua.
1975-08-17
1975023-0009: Marimba Hermanos Perez
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Marimba Hermanos Perez: Jose Larios Pavon (marimba), Francisco Sanchez Gutierez (guitara), Santiago Simon Rosal (guitarilla). Instrument: Monimbó – marimba with calabash-like resonators made of cedar keys of nyamber.Recorded in Masaya, Nicaragua.
1975-08-17
1975023-0010: Los Chicheros and Mario y Sus Diamantes
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Los Chicheros (Brass Band) and Mario y Sus Diamantes (Marimba Band)Instruments: Los Chicheros - snare drum, bass drum, cymbal, Bb trumpet, trombone, Bb sousaphone;Mario y Sus Diamantes – metal-keyed marimba, maracas, trap drums, guaira.Recorded in Masaya, Nicaragua.
1975-08-30
1975023-0011: Mario y Sus Diamante
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Mario y Sus Diamante – Marimba music.Instruments: marimba xylophone or marimba de lamina (metal-keyed marimba with resonators), maracas, drums (traps), guaira. Recorded in Masaya, Nicaragua.
1975-08-30
1975023-0012: Marimba Con Tecomates
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Marimba Con Tecomates – Marimba music for Coferdias festival performed by Martin Tiriquis Caraque.Instruments – marimba con tecomates: 3 mallets (2 in right hand, 1 in left; 26 keys of ormigo wood) Recorded in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
1975-09-01
1975023-0013: Marimba Con Tecomates
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Marimba Con Tecomates – Marimba dance music performed by Martin Tiriquis Caraque. Instruments – marimba con tecomates: 3 mallets (2 in right hand, 1 in left, 26 keys of ormigo wood) Recorded in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
1975-09-01
1975023-0014: Baile de La Conquista
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Baile de La Conquista: Jose Moralez Calel (tambor), Jose Moralez Yatas (chirimia), Panchoj de Chichicango (cantor), Baptism of Caciques by Don Pedro de Alundo.Instruments: chirimia (reed made of maguey (century plant) leaf, flattened and dried)Recorded in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
1975-09-01
1975023-0015: Baile de La Conquista
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Baile de La Conquista: Jose Moralez Calel (tambor), Jose Moralez Yatas (chirimia), Panchoj de Chichicango (cantor), Baptism of Caciques by Don Pedro de Alundo.Instruments: chirimia (reed made of maguey (century plant) leaf, flattened and dried)Recorded in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
1975-09-01
1975023-0016: Manuel Morales Panchoj
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Marimba music: Performers - Manuel Morales Panchoj; Cantor Chijchtinimit.Instruments: marimba (mallets – 2 in right hand, 1 in left) (same instrument as on 75-23.12 and 75-23.13)Recorded in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
1975-09-02
1975023-0017: Manuel Morales Panchoj
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Marimba music: Performers - Manuel Morales Panchoj; Cantor Chijchtinimit.Instruments: marimba (mallets – 2 in right hand, 1 in left) (same instrument as on 75-23.12 and 75-23.13)Recorded in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.Note on original tape box: "Marimba con tecomates."
1975-09-02
1975023-0018: Marimba at the Maya Inn
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Performers – Two men on tenor (one was missing), 4 men on large marimba.Recorded in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
1975-09-03
1975023-0019: Manuel Shirim Tebilan
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Marimba music: Performers - Manuel Shirim Tebilan; Cantor Pachual (80 yrs. of age)Instruments: marimba tecomates – 24 keys.Recorded in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
1975-09-03

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • brass band
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music, Mexican
  • Marimba music
  • Violin
  • Violin music
  • Geographical Names :
  • Central America
  • Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Mexicans of the SW
  • Nicaragua
  • North America
  • South/Latin America
  • Southwest and Basin
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Sound Recordings