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UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Ronald Singer Collection, 1962
- Singer, Ronald
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Ronald Singer Collection
- 3 items : EC - 3 reels (7"); WD - 6 compact discs (digital, stereo); Duration: 4:00:00; articles about R. Singer.
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- Recordings from the collection of Ronald Singer related to his research in Africa, 1950s-1960s.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
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Access is restricted.
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.
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Contents: 3 audio reels - Ronald Singer Collection (2009-2.1-3 EC)
Tape 1 - 2009-2.1 EC (3 3/4 ips, 1/2 tr. mono, 7"); Total duration = 2:17:34
Side 1 - Cape Malay Choir - Recorded 7/4/62 in Cape Town, South Africa; Contents: 21 tracks; Duration = 1:35:17
Side 2 - Speeches at the opening of the Oudshoorn Civic Centre (eastern Cape), early 1960s; Contents: 13 tracks (includes several speakers, speaking in both Afrikaans and English); Announcement at end of recording - BP Southern African recording; Notes on back of tape box include info about event, crossed out; Duration = 42:17
Tape 2 - 2009-2.2 EC (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono, 7"); Total duration = 1:27:09; Kalahari Khoi San recordings (these are copies of 2 commercial recordings) (see photo-copied notes for UWEA 74-29)
Side 1 - Instrumental Music of the Kalahari San (Ethnic Folkways FE 4315, 1982) (recorded by Marjorie Shostak, Megan Biesele, Nicholas England); Contents: 13 tr.; Duration = 38:17
Side 2 - Healing Dance Music of the Kalahari San (Ethnic Folkways FE 4316, 1982) (recorded by Richard Katz, Megan Biesele, Marjorie Shostak); Contents: 6 tr.; Duration = 48:52
Tape 3 - 2009-2.3 EC (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); Lecture by Dr. Ronald Singer on "Tune in Chicago" [radio program]; recorded April 12, 1960; Alfred Partridge, host; Duration: 14:10
Note: Ronald Singer was a physical anthropologist and anatomist; this collection was donated by his daughter, Hazel Singer, of Seattle Washington.
Documentation: Photo-copies of notes on tape boxes
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Khoisan peoples
- South Africa
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