Robert Garfias field recordings (Spain), 1968

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias field recordings (Spain)
12 items  :  OT - 6 reels (reels 1, 2, 3, and 5 recorded full-track; reel 4 recorded 1/2 tr. mono (1 side only)); WT - 6 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7" (3) and 10" (3))
Collection Number
Recorded in Jerez de la Frontera (1, 2); Madrid (6); Granada (3); Moron de la Frontera (4, 5); September 1968.
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 performers: 68-12.4-5 OT are "replacement dubs of originals" according to original archive sheet.

Documentation: Log book.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--Spain

Geographical Names

  • Spain

Form or Genre Terms

  • Field recordings
  • Sound recordings