UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Lynne Jessup field recordings: Gambia, 1979-1981

Overview of the Collection

Jessup, Lynne, 1944-
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Lynne Jessup field recordings: Gambia
1979-1981 (inclusive)
139 items  :  EC - 138 audio cassettes; 138 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); individual tape catalog sheets
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Recordings made in The Gambia between 1979 and 1981 while Jessup was working at the Oral History and Antiquities Department of the government.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
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Contents: recordings of balafon, kora, drumming, and other music of The Gambia.

Associated resource by Lynne Jessup: The Mandinka Balafon: An Introduction with Notation for Teaching (Xylo Publications, 1983)

Field recording numbers: 584-592, 595, 602-607, 643A, 643B, 644, 661A, 661B, 662A, 662B, 663A, 663B, 664A, 664B, 665A, 665B, 666A, 666B, 667A, 667B, 668A, 668B, 669, 670, 671A, 671B, 672A, 672B, 673-697, 703, 745-776, 783-786, 1072-1087, 1161-62, 1162-63, 1164-65, 1166-1167, 1169-1170, 1277-1279, 1339-1340, 1380-1381, 1410-1412, "Pitch Anaysis" (unnumbered), "Traditional Music of the Gambia - L. Jessup" (unnumbered)

Digitization of 138 audio cassettes completed 8/2015 (48 kHz, 24-bit); files stored in 3 folders - 2013-20_Jessup_1, 2013-20_Jessup_2, and 2013-20_Jessup_3.

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Documentation: Summary list

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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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Africa
  • Gambia