Robert Garfias recordings: Maguindanao kulintang ensembles, 1966

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Garfias, Robert; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Robert Garfias recordings: Maguindanao kulintang ensembles
4 items  :  EC - 2 vcts (VHS, color) (copies 1 & 2); 1 vct (U-matic, color) (copy 3); WD - 1 DVD (digital, stereo); Duration: 00:16:00
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Video copies of film produced by UW "Archives of Ethnic Music & Dance"; filmed 3/18/66 & 4/12/66; published by the University of Washington Press 1970; out of print 1998. Film shows five kulintang ensembles from Mindanao in the Philippines.
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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)

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Full title: Maguindanao Kulintang Ensembles from Mindanao

Filmed & recorded by Robert Garfias & Harold Schultz.


1) 3 examples of kulintang ensembles - Duyug, Sinulug, Tidtu (ensemble of 4 women)

2) Kulintang ensemble - featuring agung

3) Kulintang solo - 3 variations on "Tidtu" - Mr. Amul Lumutud

4) 2 kulintang solos - Duyug, Sinulug - Mr. Amul Lumutud

5) Kulintang ensemble - Binalig (ensemble of 4 women)

ISBN 0-295-71971-0

Series info: Washington Films, Ethnic Music & Dance Series, Robert Garfias, Ed., UW Press - Seattle & London.

EC (VHS) copied direct to DVD 9/2006; track marks added at beginning of each section (5 tracks total)

Documentation: Old UW Press catalogs.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--Philippines
  • Kulintang
  • Kulintang ensemble music
  • Kulintang ensembles
  • Kulintang music
  • Music--Philippines
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Mindanao Island (Philippines)
  • Oceania
  • Philippines--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Southeast Asia--Asia--Southeast Asia

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings