UW Ethnomusicology Archives lecture recordings: Yolocamba Ita, 1989

Overview of the Collection

Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives lecture recordings: Yolocamba Ita
1 videotapes  :  Original tape (OT) - 1 Video8 (8 mm, color, TDK MP-90)
Collection Number
Lecture and demonstration by Yolocamba Ita, recorded in the University of Washington's Brechemin Auditorium, on 1989 November 1 at 3:30 p.m. Collected by the university's Ethnomusicology Archives.
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.

Archival recordings are available for on-site listening. Depending on collection deposit agreements, copies of some materials may be obtained by researchers. Students are particularly encouraged to utilize archival materials to assist with class projects and help prepare for their own field work. The Archives employs several students each year and works informally with most ethnomusicology students as they begin to consider recording format options, equipment purchase, the practical problems of documentation in the field, and other issues related to their research. Students and other researchers are invited to deposit their field collections in the Archives, which offers secure storage and computer catalog access to all materials.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Laurel Sercombe for UW Ethnomusicology Archives. Equipment: Sony CCD-V220 camcorder (built-in stereo mic).

Performers: Yolocamba Ita is a 6-member ensemble (all male) which performs traditional and contemporary popular music from El Salvador on a variety of instruments.

Contents: one band member introduces instruments in Spanish; English translations provided by a student; several songs performed toward end of tape.

Documentation: flyers for Seattle lecture-demo and concert.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Central America
  • El Salvador
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • South/Latin America

Form or Genre Terms

  • Lecture
  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Ita, Yolocamba (performer)