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UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Emile Snyder field recordings (Senegal), 1963
Overview of the Collection
- Snyder, Emile
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Emile Snyder field recordings (Senegal)
- 7 items : EC - 7 reels (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7"); 7 .aif files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 2:59:02
- Collection Number
- Recorded in 1963 in Senegal during field research conducted in West Africa 1963-64.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
- Access Restrictions
Access is restricted.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Emile Snyder was a professor of African Literature and Languages, specializing in contemporary African Literature written in French and English. He taught at a number of universities, including the University of Wisconsin - Madison, the University of Dar- es Salaam, Tanzania, and Indiana University. In the years 1963-1964 he conducted research on African contemporary literature in West Africa. While there, he met and interviewed many emerging African authors.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Recorded on a Stancil-Hoffman tape recorder.
Transmission Data: Digital files created 1/2012 - 63-4.1.aif through 63-4.7.aif (48 kHz, 24-bit); work tape reels de-acquisitioned.
63-4.1 (Tape 1 of 7) Tr. 1-6 - Interview with Mr. Niang (11/63?) / percussion and singing (Total Duration = 24:07)
63-4.2 (Tape 2 of 7) (speed variation on tape) Performers: Malang Ding Komate (Kora and Voice?) and Dicvcou Lissoko [Cissoko?] (Voice) - Tr. 1-6 - Voice and kora; Tr. 7 - Balafon ensemble (Total Duration = 32:31)
63-4.3 (Tape 3 of 7) Tr. 1-6 - Voice and kora (Mandinka) (fall 1963) (Total Duration = 24:10)
63-4.4 (Tape 4 of 7) Tr. 1-6 - Solo kora music (fall 1963) (Total Duration = 27:00)
63-4.5 (Tape 5 of 7) (sound distortion on track 8) Performers: Mama Diebe Seck, Sidy Mbaye (xalam) and others - Tr. 1-9 - Xalam music (from eastern Senegal?): Toutou Diarra / Tono / Saradiabi / Daouda / Saraba / Kairaba / Maramba (titles taken from tape box; timing of each example unidentified; track 8 includes vocals); Tr. 10-12 - Music from Cape Verde? (Total Duration = 28:15)
63-4.6 (Tape 6 of 7) Chants from the Koran, Dakar, Senegal, 11/1/1963 Tr. 1-5 - Chants from the Koran (Total Duration = 23:42)
63-4.7 (Tape 7 of 7) Kora Solos by Mamadou Kouyate, Dakar, Senegal, 11/25/1963 (speed variation on tape) Tr. 1 - Masane Cise (kora & voice) ; Tr. 2 - Kelefaba (kora & voice); Tr. 3-5 - Kora & voice (Total Duration = 19:17)
Documentation: Notes from tape boxes (reels 1, 4-7)
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East
- Senegal--Africa--Western Africa
Form or Genre Terms
- Sound Recordings