Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy field recordings, 1963-1964

Overview of the Collection

Jairazbhoy, Nazir Ali, 1927-2009
Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy field recordings
1963-1964 (inclusive)
8 items  :  EC - 4 reels (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7"); digital files - 4 AIFF files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 2:49:08
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Copies of N.A. Jairazbhoy's recordings of religious music and folk music collected in India in a variety of locations.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
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Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy was an ethnomusicologist with an international reputation as a researcher, teacher, administrator, and an emeritus faculty member of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology.

"Jairazbhoy joined the UCLA Department of Music as a full professor in 1975 and in 1988 became the founding chair of the new Department of Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology at UCLA.

Professor Jairazbhoy's comprehensive knowledge of India's folk, classical, and popular music traditions was unrivalled among those in the field of ethnomusicology, which combines the study of music with the ethnographic techniques and theories of anthropology. In addition, his promotion of audio-visual documentation and use of technology to disseminate performing arts traditions, his leadership in advancing the methodological debates of his field, and his pioneering efforts to create institutions which advance the study of 'world music' traditions, made a place for him among those whose goal is no less than global human understanding.

Born in England of Indian parents, Jairazbhoy became interested in music as a child watching his mother play the sitar at home. He attended high school in India and England and received and B.A. in Geography from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in 1971 in Indian Music from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London."

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63-3.1 EC - A) Muslim religious music performed by Muhammad Siddiq & party from Jaipur, Rajasthan (recorded in Bombay); B) Ramadayalal party (recorded in Asansol, West Bengal) (NAJ1).

63-3.2 EC - A) Dasharath Ganpati Kadam - singer & daf; S.B. Jadev - tuntuna; S.K. Ghadge - dholki; B.R. Jadev - jhanjh (recorded in Miraj, Maharashtra); B) Nila Sewlinga Vaghmare - singer & chawandga; Ratna Shankar Vaghmare - singer & tuntune; Babu Sherbande - singer & (kar) tal (recorded in Miraj, Maharashtra); C) Folk bhajan singers; Krishna I Sangpal - singer, ektar & dimri; Vasant Yadav - dimri; M. Shaluke - jhanjh (recorded in Miraj, Maharashtra); D) Music & dance of the Dumbu (or Paidi) tribe (recorded in Madagada village, Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh) (NAJ2)

63-3.3 EC - A) & B) Banjara (Lambada) tribe (recorded in Banjara village near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh); C) Western-type band at festival of Ramcandarji (recorded at Sakiji Ka Mandir, Puranapur, Hyderabad) (NAJ3).

63-3.4 EC- A) Gudivada Mallesham (wandering mendicant), chitara & singer (recorded near Parlakhimedi, Ganjam district, Orissa); B) Kitabuddin, folk sarangi & singer (Jogi) (recorded in Hariana, a district near Punjab in Delhi State); C) Ishvaramma Pocana - singer, sitara & andil; Satyamma - singer & dimki (recorded near Nawa Pool, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh); D) Singing bullock cart driver (recorded on the way from Khammam to Kothagudam, Andhra Pradesh) (NAJ4).

Clarification: collections 63-3.1-4 and 64-3.1-5 contain some but not all the same material. Versions of notes are different: notes for 64-3 list Jairazbhoy nos. such as "52a", while notes for 63-3 list nos. such as "NAJ1."

The recordings in collections 63-3 and 64-3 are copies of recordings deposited in the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive by N.A. Jairazbhoy; contact the Archive for information regarding the complete collection of recordings and accompanying documentation.

Transmission Data: Digital files created 6/18/12 - 63-3.1.aif (44:31), 63-3.2.aif (47:14), 63-3.3.aif (37:04), 63-3.4.aif (40:19) (48 kHz/24-bit)

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Bhajan
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--India
  • Music--India
  • Religion
  • Sarangi
  • Vocal Music--India

Geographical Names

  • India--Asia--South Asia

Form or Genre Terms

  • Field recordings
  • Sound recordings