Laurel Sercombe recordings: Zimarimba, 2014-02-21  PDF

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Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Laurel Sercombe recordings: Zimarimba
3 optical media  :  WD - 3 DVDs; Duration: 2:50:00
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Workshops, a panel discussion, and a concert celebrating the legacy of Zimbabwean marimba music at the University of Washington, February 21, 2014, UW School of Music
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Access is restricted.

Program made possible by the Barbara Lundquist Endowed Fund for Excellence in Music, Education and Culture.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Laurel Sercombe has been the Archivist for the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington since 1982. She has co-produced a series of music recordings with Northwest Folklife, lectured for classes in Ethnomusicology, Library and Information Science, and American Indian Studies, and designed and taught a course on sound archiving. In 1998 she received a pre-doctoral Smithsonian Research Fellowship and in 2001 received her Ph.D. with the dissertation And Then It Rained: Power and Song in Western Washington Coast Salish Myth Narratives. She is a member of the Music Library Association, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, for which she served as Current Discographer 1992–2000 and Treasurer 2000–2004. She serves on the boards of Jack Straw Productions and Northwest Heritage Resources. In 2013 she organized and hosted “Sounds of the World,” a series of six programs for UWTV featuring film footage from the Robert Garfias Collection in the Ethnomusicology Archives.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Video recording by Laurel Sercombe and Matt Swanson for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives; recorded with Panasonic AG-HMC 150P camcorder.

Contents: UW Zimbabwean Music Club (marimba ensemble); Introduction by Patricia Campbell; Workshop 1 (led by Jocelyn Moon and Zack Moon) (pt. 1 - learning the song); Workshop 1 (pt. 2 - group divides up - marimba & hosho); Panel discussion - Robert Kauffman, Sheree Seretse & Claire Jones; Patricia Campbell, moderator; Workshop 2 (led by Sheree Seretse) (pt. 1 - marimba); Workshop 2 (pt. 2 - dance); Comments by Patricia Campbell; Ruzivo (marimba esemble - performs 7 pieces)

Transmission Data: Original digital recording transferred to digital file 2/2014 and Work Discs produced - 2014-2.1 WD (complete recording with titles and chapters); 2014-2.2 WD (one-minute sampler of the event produced by Jim Morford); 2014-2.3 WD (complete recording with no titles or chapters)

The one-minute sampler is available on Vimeo at

Documentation: Flyer and program

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Marimba music
  • Shona
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington. School of Music
  • Geographical Names :
  • Africa
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Jones, Claire (prf)
    • Kauffman, Robert (prf)
    • Seretse, Sheree (prf)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Ruzivo (prf)
    • University of Washington Zimbabwean Music Club (prf)