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UW Ethnomusicology Archives: Americas

The UW Eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy Archives has been col­lecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings, films, and video since 1962.

About this page 

This page showcases the field and concert recordings from the Americas. The recordings are divided geographically into five sections: North American,  Central America, South America, the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico), and Indigenous PNW. The UWEA has such a wide selection of recordings from Pacific Northwest indigenous musicians, dancers, and storytellers, that the local indigenous communities have been given their own category to facilitate discovery. 

Strengths of the Americas collection include extensive mid-century jazz recordings from the United States, Robert Garfias' recordings made throughout Latin America, and extensive Coast Salish tribe recordings created by indigenous researcher and storyteller Vi Hilbert. 

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