Nazir Jairazbhoy lecture and demonstration recording, Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Jairazbhoy, Nazir Ali, 1927-2009
Nazir Jairazbhoy lecture and demonstration recording
2 items  :  OT-1 reel (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7"); 1 WAV file (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 00:44:13
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Lecture and demonstration on sitar music by Nazir Jairazbhoy.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy was an ethnomusicologist with an international reputation as a researcher, teacher, administrator, and an emeritus faculty member of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology.

"Jairazbhoy joined the UCLA Department of Music as a full professor in 1975 and in 1988 became the founding chair of the new Department of Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology at UCLA.

Professor Jairazbhoy's comprehensive knowledge of India's folk, classical, and popular music traditions was unrivalled among those in the field of ethnomusicology, which combines the study of music with the ethnographic techniques and theories of anthropology. In addition, his promotion of audio-visual documentation and use of technology to disseminate performing arts traditions, his leadership in advancing the methodological debates of his field, and his pioneering efforts to create institutions which advance the study of 'world music' traditions, made a place for him among those whose goal is no less than global human understanding.

Born in England of Indian parents, Jairazbhoy became interested in music as a child watching his mother play the sitar at home. He attended high school in India and England and received and B.A. in Geography from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in 1971 in Indian Music from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London."

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Contents (from original archive sheet) - Explanation of rag; demonstration of improvisation using "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"; Rag Jaunpuri; Rag Darbari.

Tape digitized 5/2015 - 68-14.1.wav (48 kHz, 24-bit) (44:13)

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1 audiotape : Audio Reel

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music, Hindustani
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Hindustani music
  • Hindustani songs
  • Music--India
  • Sitar
  • Geographical Names :
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Educational media
  • Instructional materials
  • Lecture
  • Sound recordings