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Finding Aid for the Archiving Filipino American Music in Los Angeles (AFAMILA) Collection 1980-2004
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Archiving Filipino American Music in Los Angeles (AFAMILA) Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1980-2004
    Collection number: 2003.05
    Creator: AFAMILA Staff; Lipat, Eleanor; Vallier, John.
    Extent: 3 boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Ethnomusicology Archive
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: Archiving Filipino American Music in Los Angeles (AFAMILA) was as a yearlong archiving and documentation project carried out by the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and Kayamanan Ng Lahi Folk Dance. Support for the project was provided by a UCLA in LA grant from the UCLA Center for Community Partnerships. AFAMILA began in July 2003 and ended in June 2004. During that time a collection of over 200 audiovisual recordings documenting Filipino-American expressive culture in LA was established at the Archive. Previously existing collections of Filipino and Filipino American materials were accessioned into AFAMILA between July 2003 and June 2004.
    Physical location: Access copies for many of the materials are available in the Ethnomusicology Archive. Masters are stored at SRLF.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English


    Archive materials may be accessed in the Archive. As many of our collections are stored off-site at SRLF, we recommend you contact the Archive in advance to check on the availability of the materials.

    Publication Rights

    Archive materials do not circulate and may not be duplicated or published without written permission from the copyright holders, collectors, and/or performers. For more information contact the Archive Librarians.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Archiving Filipino American Music in Los Angeles (AFAMILA) Collection, 2003.05, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    The AFAMILA Collection was compiled and deposited into the Archive by community members and Ethnomusicology Archive staff between August 2003 and July 2004.


    This year-long UCLA in LA funded community partnership had four main objectives: 1) expanding the Archive's Filipino collections; 2) increasing access to recordings already held by UCLA and the community; 3) producing a list of Filipino sound recordings, audiovisual recordings, and other resources that are currently a part of the Archive's holding; and 4) hosting an end-of-the-project symposium at UCLA.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of unpublished and published sounds recordings, photographs, video recordings, and paper materials collected as part of Archiving Filipino Music in Los Angeles (AFAMILA). The AFAMILA Collection documents a variety of Filipino American musics and performances, from traditional kulingtang to contemporary pop, and from religious ritual to comedic parody.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Filipino Americans--Music.
    Kayamanan Ng Lahi.
    Music--California, Southern.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Ethnomusicology Archive.