UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Ethiopian Music, Undated

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Ethiopian Music
1 items  :  OT - 1 reel (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono (recorded both sides), 7"); 2 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 00:56:50
Collection Number
Copy of commercial recording?
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

The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives has been collecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings for over 50 years. Its holdings of more than 15,000 items include field recordings documenting music traditions of all kinds from most areas of the world, concert recordings of visiting musicians, and films and videos of a variety of musical events, as well as several hundred musical instruments. The Archives serves the students and faculty in the UW Ethnomusicology Program, the broader university community, Pacific Northwest tribes, and an international clientele of musicians, students, and teachers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents as listed on original archive sheet don't appear to match what's on tape, so identification of items on logsheet may be incorrect.

OT analog reels digitized 11/2016 (48 kHz, 24-bit) - 69-11.1a.wav (28:34), 69-11.1b.wav (27:34).

Contents (from notes on tape box, compare with log sheets):

Side 1: 1.Ethiopia. Addis Ababa, Shoa, Amhara culture. Yetentu Tizalegne; 2.Ethiopia. Amaregna. Drums, trumpet. Yehagere Sheta; 3.Ethiopia. Telahun Oesese, Amoregna. Orchestra. Ewe Ancken Wodege; 4.Ethiopia. Awaragena. Orchestra - saxophone, trumpet, etc. Menore Asdrenegore; 5.Eritrea. Twregno. Mandolino, drums (tamboure). Swano (or Senano?).

Side 2: "Mostly popular music. Beginning has good example of Mesinker and kirar with azmani."

Documentation: Hand-written notes from tape box.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Ethiopia
  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East