by Cynthia Tse Kimberlin
1968 Ethiopian Contemporary Popular
Songs. M.A. thesis. University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Music. I: 136 pgs. II:
Transcriptions of 24 songs. 98 pages. 14 ½" x 11". Unpublished.
1974 "Ethiopian Urban and Tribal Music." Vols. I and II, R. Johnson and R. Harrison, Lyrichord Stereo LLST 7243 and 7244, 1972,
Ethnomusicology 18 (January). Review.
1975 "Folk Music and Ceremonies of Ethiopia." L. Lerner and C.
Wollner, Ethnic Folkways 4354,
Ethnomusicology 19 (May) Review.
1976 Masinqo and the Nature of
Qэññэt*. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Music. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan. #76-25, 209.
401 pp. [* The indigenous term most closely
equivalent to scale or mode is the Amharic term
consists of two mutually exclusive, intervallically permutated interval sets.]
1978 "The Bägänna of Ethiopia."
Ethiopianist Notes (currently Northeast African Studies), African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 2/2:13-29.
1980, 1983 "The Music of Ethiopia."
Musics of Many Cultures. E. May, Ed. University of California Press.
1983 "The Music of Nigeria: Igbo Music" (record III). D. W. Ames. Musicological notes by C. Tse Kimberlin, Barenreiter
Musicaphon, UNESCO collection, Paris BM 30L 2311.
1983 "Sudathiopien. Musik der
Hamar." MC 6, Museum
für Volkerkunde, Berlin,
Ethnomusicology 27 (January). Review.
1983 "Nordsudan. Musik der
Nubier." MC 9, Museum
für Volkerkunde, Berlin,
Ethnomusicology 27 (January). Review.
1983 "Sudan. Dikr and
Madih." MC 10 Museum
für Volkerkunde, Berlin,
Ethnomusicology 27 (January). Review.
1984 "The Morphology of Ethiopia's Bowed Spiked Fiddle" with J. Kimberlin. Selected Reports in
Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles, 5.
 "Dance in Ethiopia." International Encyclopedia of
Dance, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
1986, 1996 "Ethiopia III: Three Chordophone Traditions." Recordings, commentary and music transcriptions by C. Tse Kimberlin. Photographs by J. Kimberlin.
Musicaphon, UNESCO collection, Paris, BM 30L 4. Reissued in 1996 on compact disc as "Ethiopia: Three Chordophone Traditions". France.
D 8074. AD090. Bägänna music from track 4 “Mädägäna
Zäläsana Bätbaze” (About the Futility of Life) is featured in the
film ADWA: AN AFRICAN VICTORY by Haile Gerima.
1999 VHS. Distributed by
1987 "A symphony in Oakland's image". M. Herndon and C. Tse Kimberlin.
The Tribune (Oakland), November 16. 8-A.
1987 Symphonic Music in Oakland: Past, Present and
Future. Executive Summary. M. Herndon and C. Tse Kimberlin. Hercules, California: Music Research Institute.
1988 "Response to
African Arts, June 1988.
1989 "To Hear or Not to Hear, That is the Question",
4-H Staff Newsletter, State 4-H Office, University of California Cooperative Extension, February.
1989 "Report on Ethnic Schools in the United States",
4-H Staff Newsletter, State 4-H Office, University of California Cooperative Extension, June.
1989 "Ornaments and Their Classification as a Determinant of Musical Ability and Style,"
African Musicology: Current Trends, J. Djedje and W. Carter, eds. UCLA African Studies Center and Crossroads Press, Emory , Atlanta.
1990 Blue Sky Below My Feet Resource
Notebook. To supplement Blue Sky curricula for camp/afterschool and school programs. Compiled by M. S. Townsend and C. T. Kimberlin. Oakland: University of California, Office of the President, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
1990 "And Are You Pretty?: Choice, Perception and Reality in the Pursuit of Happiness",
Music, Gender and Culture. M. Herndon and S. Ziegler, eds. Intercultural Music Book Series, Vol. I.
Wilhelmshaven, Germany: Florian Noetzel edition.
1990 "Sudan I: Music of the Blue Nile Province; The Gumuz Tribe". Recording, commentary and photographs by Robert Gottlieb. UNESCO Collection. An Anthology of African Music. Musicaphon BM 30SL 2312, 1986,
Ethnomusicology 34:2. Review.
1990 "Sudan II: Music of the Blue Nile Province; The Ingessana and Berta Tribes". Recording, commentary and photographs by Robert Gottlieb. UNESCO Collection. An Anthology of African Music. Musicaphon BM 30 SL 2313, 1986,
Ethnomusicology 34:2. Review.
1990 Final Report. 4-H Youth Development, Arts and Crafts Review [for the State of
California]. H. H. Voss, J. George, D. Jolly, C. Tse Kimberlin, P. Snow. Oakland: University of California, Office of the President, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
1991 "What Am I To Be? Female, Male, Neuter, Invisible...Gender Roles and Ethnomusicological Field Work in Africa,"
The World of Music, no. 2., Institute for Traditional Music, Berlin.
1992 "Tigre", Friends of Ethiopia
Newsletter, David Korn, ed. Special Edition on Ethiopian Elections. August, pg. 3-4.
1992 "Region 1 - Tigre",
An Evaluation of the June 21, 1992 Elections in Ethiopia, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs: Washington, D.C. and the African American Institute: Washington, D.C. and New York, pg.136-140.
1993 "Election Report [in the Sahel Region]",
Friends of Ethiopia & Eritrea Newsletter, Marina Ottaway, ed. Vol. 2, no. 2., pg 5.
1993 A Song of Longing. An Ethiopian
Journey, by Kay Kaufman Shelemay. University of Illinois Press, 1991. Journal Of the Music Library Association. June. Review. Reprinted in The Herald (National Peace Corps Association Affiliate) 1998 no.18.
1994 "3. Sahel Region",
Eritrea Referendum on Independence April 23-25, 1993. Washington, D.C.: The African American Institute: Washington, D.C. and New York, pg. 35-37.
1994 "Ethiopian Music Traditions and Transitions: Event as Catalyst for Change",
Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Volume
2, B. Zewde, R. Pankhurst, T. Beyene, eds. Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, pg. 643-52
1995 Intercultural Music. Volume
1. C. Tse Kimberlin and A. Euba, eds. Centre for Intercultural Arts, London U.K. and Bayreuth African Studies Series, Bayreuth University: Bayreuth, Germany.
1996 Searching for a Baby's Calabash: A Study of Arusha Maasai Fertility Songs as Crystallized Expression of Central Cultural Values by Doris Wagner-Glenn. Philipp
Verlag: Ludwigsburg, Germany. Ethnomusicology 40:1. Review.
1997 "Four Contemporary Ethiopian Composers and their Music: Asnakech
Worku, Nuria Ahmed Shami Kalid a.k.a. Shamitu, Ezra Abate Iman, and Ashenafi
Ethiopia in Broader Perspective: Papers of [the] 13th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Vols. I-III, eds. Fukui, K., E. Kurimoto, and M.
Shigeta. Kyoto, Japan: Shokado Book Sellers.
1997 "In Memoriam Marcia Alice Herndon" by C. T. Kimberlin and P. Moisala ,
Bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music,
XCI: 20-21, October.
1999 Intercultural Music. Volume
2. C. Tse Kimberlin and A. Euba, eds. Centre for Intercultural Arts, London U.K. by MRI Press: Richmond, California.
1999 "The USA Government: Arbiter or Catalyst for the Arts?",
Intercultural Music Volume 2. C. Tse Kimberlin and A. Euba, editors. MRI Press: Richmond, CA.
Online link to article.
1999 "The Scholarship and Art of Ashenafi Kebede (1938-1998)",
1999, 2002 "Make Army Tanks for War into Church Bells for Peace: Observations on Musical Change and Other Adaptations in Ethiopia during the 1990s,"
Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music, Fowler Museum of Natural History. University of California at Los Angeles, 124-33. Reprinted in Intercultural Music 4. Robert Kwami, editor. MRI Press: Richmond, CA.
1999 "Ethiopia - Love
Songs/Ethiopie - Chants D'Amour". CD with notes. INEDIT (Maison des Cultures du Monde) #W260080 ,
the world of music, 41/1:129-132. Review.
1999 Intercultural Musicology
Bulletin, vol. 1, nos. 1-2. C. T. Kimberlin and A. Euba, eds. Centre for Intercultural Arts, London U.K. by MRI Press, Richmond, California.
2000 Intercultural Musicology
Bulletin, vol. 2, nos. 1-2. C. T. Kimberlin and A. Euba, eds. Centre for Intercultural Arts by MRI Press, Richmond, California..
2000 "Women, Music and Chains of the Mind: Eritrea and the Tigre Region of Ethiopia 1972-1993",
Music and Gender, P. Moisala and B. Diamond, eds. Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. Reprinted
in Reader on Introduction to Ethnomusicology. UNESCO Addis Ababa Office.
(In conjunction with UNESCO/Norway Funds in Trust project: Ethiopia -
Traditional Music, Dance and Instruments) December 2006.
2000 (Nov) Entries "Ethiopia Update" and "Eritrea, the Music of",
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition. 29-vols. Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell, eds. London, U.K.: Division of Macmillan Publisher Ltd. In print and on-line versions.
2001 Intercultural Music. Volume 3. C. Tse Kimberlin and A. Euba, editors. Centre for Intercultural Arts, London U.K. by MRI Press: Richmond, CA.
2001 "Issues in
Organology: The Musical Instrument Collection at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies' Museum Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia" with the assistance of Asegid
Shimelis, Degarege Neka-Tebeb, Liyounet Demsis and Ahmed Zekaria. Unpublished manuscript.
2001 Intercultural Music Volume
4. Robert Kwami, Editor. C. Tse Kimberlin, Editor-in Chief. MRI Press: Richmond, CA.
ND "Teaching Leadership Skills to Youth in California, USA using an Intercultural Approach to Music Performance", Special issue on case studies in teaching methodologies,
Journal of the Indian Musicological Society, Baroda, India.
2002 "How Bruce Lee Almost Met Chou
En-lai": Another view from a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eritrea 1962-64
Unpublished transcript of talk presented at the Library of Congress Asian American Association, June 21, 2002. 9-page transcript and 26 color prints. Housed at Stanford University, Dept. of Special Collections. Call number: MISC 1106.
2003- Entries: Ašänafi
Käbbädä, atamo , azmari, bägäna, dance, secular 1960-1980, Эmbilta,
gere, fanfa, melekat, mäsЭnqo, nägarit, Orchestra Ethiopia,
Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, 5-vols. Edited by Siegbert Uhlig et al, University of Hamburg, Asia-Africa Institute, Hamburg, Germany.
Arrangements from Eritrea. © 2002 Yonas Ghirmay. Made in
Canada. July 24. www.shaebia.com.
Review. Link to Review.
2004 "A Tribute to
Robert Mawuena Kwami (1954 - 2004)", Muziki, Vol. 1, no. 1.
University of South Africa and University of Pretoria, South Africa.
2004 "A Compassionate
Man with a Vision: Robert Mawuena Kwami (1954 - 2004)", Journal of the
Musical Arts in Africa, Vol. 1, no. 1, South African College of Music,
University of Cape Town, South Africa. October.
2004 The Musical World of
Halim El-Dabh by Denise A. Seachrist. Kent University Press,
2003. IAWM Journal (International Alliance for Women in Music),
October issue. Review.
2005 Towards an African Pianism: Keyboard Music of Africa and the
Diaspora. University of Pittsburgh, October 7-9, 1999 Symposium and Festival. 2-vols. C. Tse Kimberlin and A. Euba, eds. Richmond, CA: MRI Press.
Ethiopia 1963-1975: Halim El-Dabh, Catalyst for Music Innovation and
Preservation”, Multiple Interpretations of Dynamics of Creativity and
Knowledge in African Music Traditions: A Festschrift in Honor of Akin Euba
on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday. Bode Omojola and George Dor,
eds. Richmond, CA: MRI Press. August.
2005 “Reflections on Music and Other
Connections between East Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea) and East Asia (Japan,
China)”. The Third International Conference of Institutes & Libraries for
Chinese Overseas Studies, Singapore, 2005. “Maritime Asia and the Chinese
Overseas (1405 – 2005). August 18-20. DVD October.
Dared?”: Twenty-two TЭgrЭññya Songs from Mändäfära, Eritrea,
Papers of the 15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies,
Hamburg July 20-25, 2003. Siegbert Uhlig (ed.); Maria Bulakh, Denis Nosnitsin,
and Thomas Rave (Assistant eds.). Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden, Germany.
2007 “Musical and
Ethical Issues in Intercultural Music: The Production of Solomon and
Sheba, Ethiopia's National Epic as Opera”, Intercultural Music Volume 6. R.
M. Kwami, C. T. Kimberlin, and A. Euba, eds. MRI Press: Richmond,
“Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church: ‘AQWAQWAM:
Music and Dance of Heaven.” 2005. Recordings by Anne Damon. INEDIT/Maison
des Cultures du Monde W 260120 AD 090. Collection Terrains Fieldworks. Notes (24
pp.) in French by Anne Damon, English translation by Frank Kane. Ethnomusicology
“Southern Ethiopia: Music of the Maale:
Praises and Blessings.” 2005.
Recordings by Hugo Ferran and Clementine Bellot. INEDIT/Maison des
Cultures du Monde W260121 AD 090. Collection Terrains Fieldworks. Notes (32 pp.)
in French by Hugo Ferran and Clementine Bellot, English translation by Frank
Kane. Ethnomusicology 51:3. Review.
“Éthiope: Les chants de bagana / Ethiopia: Bagana Songs.” 2006.
Archives internationals des musique populaire. AIMP 78. Disques VDE-Gallo VDE
CD-1206. Recorded and annotated by Stephanie Weisser. Notes (27 pp.) in French
and English. Text translation in collaboration with Zebib Tekle.
English translation by Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff. Yearbook for
Traditional Music 39:183-84. Review.
2008 “Climate, Commerce, and Castles: Indian-Ethiopian-Eritrean Connections in the Arts and Related Fields”,
International Music Conference and Festival 2008. Theme – Africa Meets Asia 11th July 2008 to 16th July 2008. S.A.K. Durga, R. Balasubramaniam, S.N.S. Murthy, and H. S. Sudhindra (eds). Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha (Regd Trust) “Purandara Bhavana”, Bangalore, India and Centre for Intercultural Musicology, Churchill College, Cambridge, U.K. 60-68.
“Have Pen Will Travel”, CEB NEWS, A Quarterly Publication.
Summer issue. University of California Office of the President, Oakland,
"Diverse Connections as a Model for the 21st Century: Yared School of
Music," Sven Ege, Harald Aspen, Birkanu Teffera, and Shiferaw Bekele
(eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of Ethiopian
Studies. Volumes 1-4. Trondheim, Norway. Internet Version. Print
edition, vol. 4, 1185-1198.
2010 “Chance, Choice, and Opportunity: Effective Tools for Management.”, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Management Dynamics, Lucknow, India. 10:1.
"Commentary", Music Theory Online 16: 4 December. 16.4.7
2010 "The Fiddle, Lyre and the Tortoise: Music and other Connections
between Ethiopia and Eritrea with Kenya, Somalia and the Sudan", Readings
in Ethnomusicology: A Collection of Papers Presented at the
Ethnomusicology Symposium 2010. Strumpf, Mitchel and Imani Sanga
(Eds.). University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania: Department of Fine
and Performing Arts. 87-94.
"Scholarly Research and Music Creativity - Chasing the Waters of the Ganges:
Selected Piano Compositions by Bela Bartok and Rachel Eubanks", Bridging
Musicology and Composition: The Global Significance of Bartok's Method.
Symposium and Festival, CIMACC, Cambridge, U.K. 12-14 August 2010. Unpublished
Kebede", Dictionary of African Biography, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and
Emmanuel Akyeampong (Eds.), Oxford University Press, Inc. NY. November.
2011 "The Eubanks Conservatory of Music
and Arts", Dialogues in Music – Africa Meets Asia. Proceedings of the 2005
and 2007 International Symposia on African and Chinese Music. Published by
MRI Press for the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing and Centre for
Intercultural Musicology at Churchill College, Cambridge. Editor in Chief Zhang
Boyu. 41-58, 329-343.
Bilingual ed. English and Chinese.
"Things Matter in Ways We Never Imagine", Eritrea Remembered: Recollections
& Photos by Peace Corps Volunteers, edited by Marian Haley Beil. Peace
Corps Writers Program, a Legacy Project. 115-125.
"A Glimpse into the Past: Documenting the 1996 Musical Instrument
Collection of Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia",
Resiliency and Distinction: Beliefs, Endurance and Creativity in the Musical
Arts of Continental and Diasporic Africa. A Festschrift in Honor of Jacqueline
Cogdell DjeDje. Kimasi L. Browne and Jean N. Kidula, Eds., MRI Press, CA.
fc Entries: "Eritrea"; "Ethiopia: Art Music",
Grove Music Online/Oxford Music Online 2001-.
Most-recent additions to Grove Music Online from The Grove Dictionary of
American Music, 2nd edition (8 vols. in 2013), and The Grove Dictionary of
Musical Instruments, 2nd edition (4 vols. in 2014). Oxford University
Press, Inc., New York.
"Reflections on Musical Convergence and Adaptation between East Africa
(Ethiopia, Eritrea) and East Asia (Japan, China)", Inaugural publication of the
African Musics Study Group of the International Council for Traditional Music,
2009 World Conference hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College
Campus, Durban, South Africa.
fc "A discourse on research methodologies in Ethiopian music
1976-2011", Discourse in Music, Musicology Department, Central
Conservatory of Music, Beijing, PRC and Department of Music, Northeastern
University, Boston, USA.
Featured in documentary:
The Twentieth Century television series, “Ethiopia: The Lion and the
Cross”, Part 1, March
31, CBS (Season 6, Episode 20). First of two reports on Ethiopia's efforts to
modernise. Interview with Emperor Haile Selassie; views of city and rural life;
discussions with American Peace Corps volunteers Jacqueline Woodson [Ferrill],
Nyle Kardatzke, William Kersky, Cynthia Tse [Kimberlin], and Gloria Somple [Perrino].
Director/Script Harry Rasky, Executive Producer: Burton Benjamin,
Producer: Isaac Kleinerman, Music: Franz Waxman, Host: Walter Cronkite,
Reporter: Blaine Littell, Camera crew: British, Canadian, and French. Received
OPA award for overseas photography.
Cynthia Tse Kimberlin
Publisher MRI Press
Editor or Co-editor MRI Press Publications
Series Editor-in Chief, MRI Press for CIMA Publications
Music as Culture by Norma McLeod and Marcia Herndon, 2d., 1990
Chaka. An Opera in Two Chants by Akin Euba (CD with commentary) 2000
Intercultural Musicology bulletin, vols. 1-4. 1990-
Intercultural Music book series vol. 4 (2001), vol 5 (2003), vol 6 (2004)
Around the World in 80 Years. A Memoir. A Musical Odyssey by Henrietta Yurchenco 2002
Towards An African Pianism I: Keyboard Music of Africa and The Diaspora (2-vols.)