UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: John W. Taylor field recordings (Vietnam), 1971

Overview of the Collection

Taylor, John W.
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: John W. Taylor field recordings (Vietnam)
3 items  :  EC-3 reels; D-2 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono (2 sides)); WT-3 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 10"); Duration: 2:02:10
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Recorded in Vietnam, Bahnar-speaking area; mountain village in Kantum Province.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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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.

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Originally recorded on cassette by John W. Taylor (UW Dept. of Epidemiology); Archives has an EC (Earliest Copy) set (77-21.1-3) and a Dub set (77-21.1-2); it's not clear which was made from original cassettes.

"The people recorded in this collection are of a Bahnar speaking group with linguistic tendencies toward the Rengao and Jolong variations." For reference see: Seitz, Paul L. Men of Dignity: The Montagnards of South Vietnam, English edition, J. Jackson 20, New Market Rd. Cambridge CD58DT, England.


77-21.1 - Montainard Christmas, including: singing processional, gong processional of traditional gong music, Christmas play, and Catholic mass.

77-21.2 - See tape one for additional information. Tape two is a continuation of tape one, plus side one of recording of singer at a Vietnamese party in a mountain village in Kantum province.

77-21.3 - Continuation of tape two (second cassette).

Contents of "Dub" set: 77-21.1 D contains Montainard Christmas service; 77-21.2 D contains Vietnamese popular music.

Documentation: Hand-written notes.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Vietnamese--Asia--Southeast Asia

Geographical Names

  • Bahnar
  • Southeast Asia--Asia--Southeast Asia