Robert Garfias recordings: Music & Dance of the Hill Peoples of the Northern Philippines, 1966

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias recordings: Music & Dance of the Hill Peoples of the Northern Philippines
4 items  :  EC - 2 vcts (VHS,stereo, b&w); WD - 2 DVDs (digital, stereo); Duration: 00:41:00; UW Press film catalog
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Video copy of film produced by the Ethnomusicology Archives and published by University of Washington Press in 1970 (16mm, color) (c1969); out of print 1998. Film features traditional music and dance of people of the Northern Philippines.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
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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)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Full title: Music and Dance of the Hill Peoples of the Northern Philippines, Part 1 and Part 2

Filmed and recorded by Robert Garfias and Harold Schultz: Part 1 filmed April 2, 1966 and Part 2 filmed February 12-24, 1966.


Part 1 (29:00): 1) Tingulan Group - "Tadec Sinuklit" - dance

2) Tingulan Group - "Inlaud Tinalukatikan" - dance

3) Tingulan Group - "Tinalukatikan" - dance

4) Tingulan Group - "Sinuklit" - Gangsa (6 gongs)

5) Kalinga Group - Gong dance

6) Kalinga Group - "Topaya" - Kolibit (tube zither)

7) Kalinga Group - Patang-Ug (Bamboo Gangsa)

8) Sagada Group - "Talibeng" - war dance

9) Sagada Group - "Takik" - wedding dance

10) Ifugao Group - Gangsa (gong) dance

11) Apayao Group - Gangsa (gong) dance

Part 2 (12:00): 1) Sagada Group - 7 men with gongs

2) Ibaloy Group - Woman playing Pakkong

3) Ibaloy Group - Man playing Kalsang

4) Tingulan Group - "Tadec Sinuklit" - dance

5) Tingulan Group - "Sinuklit" - 6 men with gongs

6)Tingulan Group - "Tinalukatikan" - 3 gongs and drum

Front credits: Washington Films/Ethnic Music and Dance series/Robert Garfias, editor/University of Washington Press/Seattle and London.

Note: The VHS copy labeled 99-14.1-2 includes both Part 1 and Part 2; the VHS copy labeled 99-14.2 contains Part 2 only (there is no copy containing only Part 1 - a mystery); Work disc 99-14.1 contains Part 1, and 99-14.2 contains Part 2.

Documentation: Notes

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Drums (Musical instruments)
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--Philippines
  • Gong
  • Gong music
  • Music--Philippines
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Oceania
  • Philippines--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Southeast Asia--Asia--Southeast Asia

Form or Genre Terms

  • Video recordings