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UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Steven M. (Steven Michael) Friedson field recordings - Malawi, 1987
- Friedson, Steven M. (Steven Michael), 1948-
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Steven M. (Steven Michael) Friedson field recordings - Malawi
- 30 items : OT - 30 audio cassettes; 51 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 31:47:42
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- Recordings made February-June, 1987 during Steven Friedson's first field research trip to Malawi.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
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Access is restricted.
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Steven Friedson is a research professor of Music and Anthropology and head of the ethnomusicology program at the University of North Texas. For several decades he has been conducting comparative research on music and ritual in Africa. His initial work in northern Malawi takes a phenomenological approach to musical experience in traditional diagnostics and therapeutics among the Tumbuka-speaking peoples. This was followed by a long-term research project in the Volta Region of Ghana, studying one of the dominant ritual sites on the southern coast, a medicine shrine whose origins lie in the Northern Region of the country.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Digital files of original cassettes produced 12/2014 (WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit)
Documentation: Typed list of info transcribed from cassettes wrappers.
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- Sound Recordings