Robert Garfias and Carlos Vega collection, Undated

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert; Vega, Carlos (Musician)
Robert Garfias and Carlos Vega collection
1 audiotapes  :  EC - 1 reel (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 track mono); Duration: 1:08:25
Collection Number
Dubs of records of South American music in Dr. Charles Seeger's collection obtained by Robert Garfias; the recordings appear to have come from the collection of Carlos Vega.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Garfias was born in San Francisco in 1932, the child of Mexican-American parents. As a youngster he studied classical guitar and jazz saxophone. In high school he studied Western classical music composition, and he formed a jazz combo that played gigs for beatniks in the North Beach area of San Francisco, where he traveled in a circle of musicians that included Dave Brubeck, Vince Delgado, Vince Guaraldi, Harry Partch, and Bill Smith. During his career he founded the ethnomusicology program at the University of Washington; served as Dean of Arts at the University of California, Irvine, as a member of the Smithsonian Council, and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. National Council for the Arts; and conducted significant periods of fieldwork and language study in Japan, Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Central America, Burma, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and among Okinawans in the United States.

- Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 4, September 2013)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Title at top of typed contents list: Seleccion de Cantos y Danzas Aborigenes y Criollos de la Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay & Uruguay.

Additional information on contents list: Grabados en Diversos Viajes de Estudio por Carlos Vega, Isabel Aretz y Sylvia Eisenstein.

Typed essay titled "Breve Noticia" by Carlos Vega accompanies the contents list.

Durations: Side A - 33:50; Side B - 34:35

Documentation: Copy of typed notes

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Dance--Argentina
  • Dance--Bolivia
  • Dance--Peru
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk dance music--Argentina
  • Folk dance music--Uruguay
  • Folk dancing, Peruvian
  • Folk music--Bolivia
  • Folk music--Chile
  • Folk music--Uruguay
  • Folk songs, Creole
  • Music--Chile

Geographical Names

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • South/Latin America
  • Uruguay

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound recordings