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Quebec museum looks at African rhythm

Posted by Anne Fitzgerald, Globe Travel Editor  October 15, 2010 10:55 AM

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The multimedia exhibition "RIFF: When Africa Got Us Groovin''' at Quebec's Museum of Civilization through March 13 looks at the enormous impact of African rhythms on popular music over the past hundred years. On display are such traditional African instruments as talking drums and thumb pianos, as well such mainstays of Latin music as maracas and timbales, and early jazz instruments. The exhibition includes items from such popular musicians as Benny Goodman (clarinet), James Brown (cape), and Tito Puente (marimba and mallets). 85 rue Dalhousie, 866-710-8031, www.mcq.org/index_en

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