UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Islamic Dervishes Festival, 1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Grinstead, Dan; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Islamic Dervishes Festival
15 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 7 open reels (various formats); Working tape (WT) - 1 DAT; 7 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Collection Number
Performances from the Islamic Dervishes Festival, recorded at the University of Washington, 1972 October 31 - 1972 November 7. 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

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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

The following notes taken from original tapes and archive sheets:

Formats (original tapes):

72-8.1 - 3 3/4 ips; 1/4 track stereo (first item), 1/4 track mono, 1 channel only (second item); 7 in.

72-8.2 - 7 1/2 ips; 2 track stereo; 7 in.

72-8.3 - 7 1/2 ips; full-track(?); 7 in.

72-8.4-6 - 7 1/2 ips; 2 track stereo; 7 in.

72-8.7 - 3 3/4 ips; full-track; 7 in.


72-8.1 - Q'uranic readings by Haji Haffas Kyami Karaja (?) (1972 October 31); Lecture: "Polyrhythmic Aspects in Turkish Art Music" by Karl Signell, musical examples by Turkish instrumental ensemble (1972 November 2) (performers touring with Mevlevi whirling dervishes: 1) Haji Haffas Kyami Karaja (?), 2) Dogan Erginey, 3) Cuneyt Kosal/kanun, 4) Cuneyd Orhon/kemence, 5) Necdet Yasar/tanbur).

72-8.2 - Continuation of lecture-demonstration 1972 November 2.

72-8.3 - Reading of the Mevlut (3 sections: Munacat, Peygomber, Veladeti) (1972 November 6).

72-8.4-6 - Concert of classical Ottoman art music: Recep Birgit and Ensemble (1972 November 6, Music Auditorium, recorded by Dan Grinstead) (details on logsheets).

72-8.7 - "The Relationship Between Sema and Ayin in Mevlevi Ritual" (lecture by Karl Signell) (1972 November 7).

72-8.8 (WT) - DAT copy of Recep Birgit concert (72-8.4-6)

Additional content notes provided by Dr. Ercument Aksoy, July 1994.

Tapes of 72-8.1 and 72-8.2 digitized June 2016 (WAV, 48kHz, 24-bit) - 72-8.1.wav (1:06:31), 72-8.2.wav (40:56). Tapes of 72-8.3, 72-8.4, 72-8.5, 72-8.6 and 72-8.7 digitized August 2016 (WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit) - 72-8.3.wav (26:53), 72-8.4.wav (27:24), 72-8.5.wav (28:12), 72-8.6.wav (5:32), and 72-8.7.wav (27:04).

Documentation: Concert prgrams, photo-copies of tape boxes, notes by Dr. Aksoy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Turkey
  • Turks--Middle East--Middle East
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Lecture
  • Video recordings