UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records
CFCH.UNES

Summary
Collection ID:
CFCH.UNES
Creators:
UNESCO.
Dates:
circa 1961-2006
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
27 Boxes
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
This collection, which dates from circa 1961-2006, contains audiorecordings from the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, as well as related business records. Includes recordings of tradition and sacred music from Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Sudan, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, Korea, the Solomon Islands, India, Bali, Java, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Syria, and Turkey.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World included more than a hundred pioneering audio recordings of the world's traditional music published from 1961 to 2003 on a number of different recording labels. The series was launched in 1961 in collaboration with ethnomusicologist Alain Daniélou (1907-1994) and the International Music Council (created by UNESCO in 1949). The recordings in the Collection are mostly field recordings made in situ, in their original context. Each recording is accompanied by scholarly annotations and photographs. Together, these discs are a reflection of the immense variety of music making and of the position music holds within cultures around the globe.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Preferred Citation note
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records, Ralph Rinzler Folklikfe Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Acquired by contract with UNESCO in 2010.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Preliminary inventory is available.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Audiotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Compact discs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk music--Africa Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk music--Asia, Central Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk music--Asia, Southeastern Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk music--Australia Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk music--Caribbean Area Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk music--Europe Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk music--Middle East Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk music--South America Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sacred music Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
600 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-633-6440
rinzlerarchives@si.edu