UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Music of Sunda and Gambia, 1987-02-15

Overview of the Collection

Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Music of Sunda and Gambia
2 items  :  87-4.1-2 OT - 2 vcts (digital audio rec.)(VHS, sp, stereo); 87-4.3-6 EC - 4 reels (7 1/2 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7"); 87-4.1-2 WT - 2 DATs (digital, stereo); Duration: 2:01:39
Collection Number
This concert was recorded in the University of Washington Music Auditorium, 2/15/87; It was sponsored by the UW Ethnomusicology Division.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Historical 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

Full title: Music of Sunda, West Java and Gambia, West Africa.

Recorded by Laurel Sercombe and Kathleen Oien with Panasonic PV-6110 vcr (VHS), PCM-F1 digital audio processor, Neumann KM 83 mics (omnis)

Contents: 87-4.1 OT - original digitally processed audio recording of Sundanese portion; 87-4.2 OT - original digitally processed audio recording of Gambian portion; 87-4.3-4 EC - analog dubs of Sundanese portion (37:10, 26:40); 87-4.5-6 EC - analog dubs of Gambian portion (43:18, 10:00); 87-4.1 WT - digital (DAT) copy of Sundanese portion; 87-4.2 WT - digital (DAT) copy of Gambian portion.

Performers: Sundanese portion: Burhan Sukarma/suling, kacapi indung, voice; Rae Ann Stahl/suling, kacapi rincik; Sean Williams/kacapi indung; Gambian portion: Amadu Bansang Jobarteh/kora, voice; Mercedes Dujunco/kora; Renee Simmons/kora; Fred Field-Eaton/kora, voice (built his own kora).

For video recording of same concert, see 87005.

Documentation: Concert flyer, program notes, stage diagram.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Malinke
  • Sundanese
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Africa
  • Gambia
  • Java
  • Oceania
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • West Africa
  • World

Form or Genre Terms

  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Jobarteh, Amadu Bansang (performer)
    • Sukarma, Burhan (instrumentalist)