UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Arab Music, Volume 2, Undated

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Arab Music, Volume 2
1 items  :  EC - 1 reel (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7"); 1 WAV file (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 00:33:07
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Copy of commercial recording recorded in Cairo.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
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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

Performers: Hassen Ashmawy/kanun; Ahmed El Rashedy/oud; Farouk Amin Zayedai; Madgy El Ashmawyai; Wadie El Sayedai (performers all professors in the Institute of Arabic Music, Cairo.

Contents (Taken from original archive sheet):

1.Samaie Shad Araban (kanun); 2.Bayaty El Erian, composed by Ibrahim El Erian. (Oud, nai, kanun, tabla); 3.Tahmila (orchestra); 4.Samaie Nahawand, composed by Safar Ali. (oud); 5.Lastw Adry, composed by Mohamed Abdul Wahhab (kanun); 6.A Piece on Nahawand (Paheia Nahawand), composed by Ahmed Foad Hassan (orchestra of nai, kanun, oud, tabla); 8.Variation on Bayaty (nai, kanun, tabla); 9.Oriental Melody, composed by Zakareia Ahmed.

Digital file created 2/2017 - 70-20.1.wav (33:23).

Tape noise noted at beginning of tape. Audio drops in and out starting at about 20:00. Tape damage and splicing issues. Volume fluctuation from 20:00 onward.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Egypt
  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East