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October 19, 2002 – January 20, 2003
Museum: Arts and Industries Building
Location: West Hall
This bilingual exhibition explores the history, cultural context, musicians, places, instruments, and dance aesthetics behind the development of this musical genre. It features musical instruments (including Tito Puente's timbales and Carlos Santana's guitar), documents, maps, photographs, musical scores, programs, album covers, audio-visual stations, vintage film footage, and oral history interviews.
No photography permitted