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UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Gavin Douglas recordings: Damma Gita; Intro. to Burmese Musical Instruments, 1993
- Douglas, Gavin
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Gavin Douglas recordings: Damma Gita; Intro. to Burmese Musical Instruments
- 2 videotapes : EC - 2 vcts (VHS, color, sp); Duration: 2:00:00
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- Archive copy from Gavin Douglas, who obtained copy from U Saw Tun (Northern Illinois Univ.) in 1997; part 1 possibly made for Burmese television; part 2 includes raw footage compiled by U Ko Ko.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Gavin Douglas is an ethnomusicologist, musician, author, researcher, and teacher. Douglas holds a BMUS degree with a focus on classical guitar and a BA degree in philosophy from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada; an MM in ethnomusicology from the University of Texas at Austin; and a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. He is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's School of Music, Theatre and Dance in 2002. Douglas' ongoing fieldwork in Myanmar (Burma) focuses on the state patronage of traditional music, ethnic minority traditions, and the soundscapes of Theravada Buddhism.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Contents: Damma Gita "Aungkyin shi ba" and Introduction to Burmese Musical Instruments (filmed in 1993 by Gita Lulin Maung Ko Ko).
Video is roughly divided into 2 sections: first section includes a Damma Gita (or religious music) piece (or collection of pieces) entitled Aungkyin Shi Ba (The Buddha's eight glorious victories), written by Gita Lulin Maung Ko Ko (U Ko Ko), performed by lay Buddhists at various shrines & temples around the country; this section is produced & edited, possibly created for Burmese television. The second section includes raw footage of the saung gauk, hne, palwei, and instruments of the saing waing ensemble; a general introduction to Burmese instruments (also put together by U Ko Ko).
This videotape has been copied multiple times & is of somewhat poor quality (notes from collector's log).
Documentation: Tape log.
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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1998006-0001: Damma Gita; Introduction to Burmese Musical Instruments
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 2
Contents: 1) Damma Gita (religious music) piece titled "Aungkyin shi ba" (The Buddha's eight glorious victories), written by Gita Lulin Maung Ko Ko (U Ko Ko), performed by lay Buddhists at various shrines and temples around the country; this section is produced and edited, possible created for Burmese tv (duration: 1 hr., 3 min.) 2) Beginning of raw footage of saung gauk, hne, palwei, and instruments of the saing waing ensemble; a general intro. to Burmese instruments (put together by U Ko Ko) (duration: 53 min.)
|1998006-0002: Introduction to Burmese Musical Instruments
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
Continuation of raw footage of Burmese musical instruments; several unidentified pieces and styles are performed by a saing waing ensemble; tuning of Patt Ma (big drum); tuning of Chauk Lon Batt (set of 6 tuned drums); scales on Kyi Waing (gong circle); tuning the gongs; hanging the drums of Patt Waing on frame; tuning Patt Waing; scales on Patt Waing.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Burma--Asia--Southeast Asia
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- Video recordings