UW Ethnomusicology Archives and Northwest Folklife studio recordings: Los Hermanos Aparicios, 1997-03-13  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives and Northwest Folklife studio recordings: Los Hermanos Aparicios
Dates
1997-03-13
Quantity
1 audiotapes  :  OT - 1 DAT (digital, stereo); Duration: 1:02:28; also see CD in Archives
Collection Number
1997010
Summary
Master for Los Hermanos Aparacios' "Recordando a Venezuela" produced 3/13/97; digital mastering by Scott Ross
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

During a year-long residency at the University of Washington in 1970, Angel Rafael Aparicio introduced the heavily percussive Llanera harp tradition of Venezuela to audiences in the United States. Together with his younger brother Fuchito, who taught and played cuatro (four-stringed guitar) and maracas, Aparicio performed many concerts and appeared at the annual meeting of the Society of Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest meeting of the harpists association. Accompanied by another brother, Euclides, Aparicio returned for another year-long stint at the University of Washington in 1997. Aparicio recorded several tunes while in Washington. These were collected on the 1997 album Recordando A Venezuela. While much of the album features instrumental versions of folkloric songs, a number of original pieces, including the title-track composed by Fuchito, were included.

- Allmusic.com, Craig Harris

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Master tape for "Rafael Angel Aparicio y Los Hermanos Aparicios: Recordando a Venezuela" co-produced by the UW Ethnomusicology Archives and Northwest Folklife, 1997 (Northwest Folklife Recordings NWARCD 102 (DAT) and NWARCS 102 (cassette)).

Digitally mastered by Scott Ross on PCM 7010 (stereo, 44.1 kHz frequency sampling)

22 instrumental tunes recorded in 1971 (University of Washington, Seattle, WA) and 1996 (Fidelis Studio, Caracas, Venezuela); 1971 sessions produced by Robert Garfias and engineered by Daniel C. Grinstead; 1996 sessions produced by Rafael Angel Aparicio and engineered by Antonio Jose "Gonzalito" Gonzales with assistant Euclides Alfredo Aparicio.

Performers: 1971 sessions - harp, director/Rafael Angel Aparicio; cuatro, maracas/Rafael de Jesus Aparicio; bass (contrabajo)/Howard Goodman; 1996 sessions - harp, director/Rafael Angel Aparicio; additional harp/Eugenio Baudes and Luis Fajardo "El Rachaco;" cuatro/Adelso Paz "Rolito;" bass/Adelmar Paz; maracas/Tito Jose Pena.

DAT transferred to digital file 7/2013 - 97-10.1.wav (1:02:28) (44.1 kHz/16-bit)

Documentation: Photo-copy of song list on tape wrapper

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • South/Latin America
  • Venezuela
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Aparicio, Rafael Angel (instrumentalist)
    • Aparicio, Rafael De Jesus (instrumentalist)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Los Hermanos Aparicios (instrumentalist)