Hiromi Lorraine Sakata recordings: Nuristani music from Afghanistan, 1972

Overview of the Collection

Sakata, Hiromi Lorraine
Hiromi Lorraine Sakata recordings: Nuristani music from Afghanistan
2 audiotapes  :  EC-1 reel (7.5 ips, 2 tr., stereo); WT-1 reel (7.5 ips, 2 tr., stereo, 7"); Duration: 00:32:13
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Audio recordings made by a Peace Corps friend of Lorraine and Tom Sakata, early September 1972 in village of Akun or Kunigal, the Darya Waigul, Kunar.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

From her professional bio:

"Hiromi Lorraine Sakata is the author of Music in the Mind: The Concepts of Music and Musician in Afghanistan (Kent State University Press, 1983 and reissued by Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002) and Afghanistan Encounters with Music and Friends (Mazda Publications 2013). She is producer of Ustad Mohammad Omar: Virtuoso from Afghanistan (Smithsonian Folkways, 2002). Her other publications focus on devotional music of Pakistan, in particular, the music at Sufi shrines in Pakistan. Sakata taught in the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington for twenty years before joining the UCLA faculty. She was made an Honorary Member of the Society for Ethnomusicology in 2012."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Archives copy dubbed on May 10, 1973 from C-90 cassette (Sakatas' copy of original) to Stellavox.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Afghanistan
  • Nuristani (Asian people)

Geographical Names

  • Afghanistan--Asia--Central Asia
  • Asia

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound recordings