Robert Garfias collection: Music of Latin America class tapes, Undated

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias collection: Music of Latin America class tapes
6 audiotapes  :  EC - 6 audio cassettes (stereo, Dolby B); Duration: 12:00:00; contents list generated from these.
Collection Number
Class tapes for University of Washington class (Music 433); originally compiled on reel-to-reel tapes by Robert Garfias from field and commercial recordings.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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

Various genres and performers.

Contents of Garfias reels: Tape 1 - Introduction I; 2 - Introduction II; 3 - Introduction III, Guitar I; 4 - Guitar II; 5 - Harp I; 6 - Harp II; 7 - Brazil I; 8 - Brazil II; 9 - Brazil III; 10 - Brazil IV; (11 missing); 12 - Argentina; 13 - Chile.

Garfias reels 1-10, 12 & 13 stored in room 52 (4/96).

Documentation: Notes by R. Garfias and sheets found in tape boxes

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--Venezuela
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Music--Argentina
  • Music--Brazil
  • Music--Chile
  • Music--Mexico
  • Music--Peru

Geographical Names

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Central America
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • South/Latin America
  • Venezuela

Form or Genre Terms

  • Educational media
  • Instructional materials
  • Sound recordings