Robert Garfias film recording: Hamza El Din, 1970-07-19  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
Robert Garfias film recording: Hamza El Din
Dates
1970-07-19
Quantity
1 videotapes  :  EC - 1 VCT (VHS, stereo, color); Duration: 00:08:00
Collection Number
2001029
Summary
Performance by Hamza El Din, Sudanese composer, musician, and vocalist; filmed at a studio session at the University of Washington, 7/19/70.
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

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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

Performer: Hamza El Din/oud, tar, and vocals.

Videocassette copy of original unpublished film footage produced by Robert Garfias; for audio original see collection 70-21.2 (material on 70-21.1 contains audio for film S-045, which is not included on this video copy).

Contents: (from original archive sheet for 70-21.2): Hamza El Din: 1) Oud and voice, based on traditional farmer's songs, two rhythms and two tunes attached together (4:08); 2) Calfskin drum and voice, "an old song" (3:50).

Transferred to video 10/01 (S-045 has not been transferred)

DAT tapes produced to sync with film (played on Nagra III with SLO synchronizer resolved to 60Hz line frequency) (70-21.3 contains S-045 at both 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sampling rate; 70-21.4 contains S-046 at 48 kHz, also contains Los Jarochos (S-047-S-048) at 48 kHz).

Documentation: Film log

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2001029-0001
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 2
Videocassette copy of original unpublished film footage produced by Robert Garfias; for audio original see collection 70-21.2 (material on 70-21.1 contains audio for film S-045, which is not included on this video copy). Duration: 8 minutes Contents: (from original archive sheet for 70-21.2): Hamza El Din: 1) Oud and voice, based on traditional farmer's songs, two rhythms and two tunes attached together (4:08); 2) Calfskin drum and voice, "an old song" (3:50). Transferred to video 10/01 (S-045 has not been transferred)DAT tapes produced to sync with film (played on Nagra III with SLO synchronizer resolved to 60Hz line frequency) (70-21.3 contains S-045 at both 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sampling rate; 70-21.4 contains S-046 at 48 kHz, also contains Los Jarochos (S-047-S-048) at 48 kHz).
1970-07-19

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arab Sudan
  • Drums (Musical instruments)
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Sudan
  • Oud
  • Tar
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Vocal
  • Geographical Names :
  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Sudan
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • El Din, Hamza (performer)