Selected Publications

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 Unpublished.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 Qэññэt.  Theoretically  Qэññэt 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.

[1986] "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. Auvidis, 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 Mypheduh Films.

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 Kebede". 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 Kebede", 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)", Ethnomusicology 43:2.

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 [1997], 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.

2004  Instrumental 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. 

2005   Orchestra 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.

2006   Who 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. 446-458.

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, CA. USA

2007    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 51:3. Review.

2007    “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.

2007    “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.

2009  “Have Pen Will Travel”, CEB NEWS, A Quarterly Publication. Summer issue. University of California Office of the President, Oakland, California.

2009   INTERNET EDITION  "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.  vol. 4, 1185-1198.

2010   PRINT EDITION  "Diverse Connections as a Model for the 21st Century:  Yared School of Music," Sven Ege, Harald Aspen, Birkanu Teffera, and Shiferaw Bekele (eds.), Research in Ethiopian Studies - /Selected papers of the 16th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Trondheim July 2007./ Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden. 306-320.

2010 “Chance, Choice, and Opportunity: Effective Tools for Management.”, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Management Dynamics, Lucknow, India. 10:1.

2010  "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.

2010   "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

2011  "Ashenafi 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.

2011    "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.

2013    "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. 320-351.

2013    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. http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/public/book/omo_gmo

2014    "The Korean War (1950-1953) and the Kagnew Battalion: Music, War, and the Concept of Collective Security", Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies. (Dire Dawa 29 Oct. - 2 Nov. 2012) Movements in Ethiopia / Ethiopia in Movement.  French Center for Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa and the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University.

fc         "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:

1963    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

 

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