Where East Meets West – An Exhibition of 20th Century Cantonese Musical Instruments in Vancouver

onese Musical InstrumentsIndonesian gamelan, African mbira… Cantonese music – what do these all have in common? Find out at “Where East Meets West – An Exhibition of 20th Century Cantonese Musical Instruments in Vancouver” (中西合流: 二十世紀溫哥華廣東樂器展)

In collaboration with the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archives (CCC) (大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館),  Asian Library remounts this exhibit which was first shown in the CCC last November to this February.

The exhibit showcases 19 pieces of Chinese musical instruments from the Chinese Cultural Centre and the Asian Library’s Lok-Tin Lee Collection, used in Vancouver’s Chinatown in early to mid 20th Century.

Special thanks to our Consultant Dr. Alan Thrasher, Professor Emeritus in UBC School of Music and Curator Alan Lau, Board Director of the Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society.  Click here for Alan’s introduction on Chinese xylophone (木琴).

You can visit the exhibit in the foyer of Asian Centre Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Phoebe Chow at phoebe.chow@ubc.ca.

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