Pre-Columbian music expert to talk

Ethnomusicologist Roy Palavicini will be back at the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica Wednesday at 3 p.m. for a discussion and demonstration of music in pre-Columbian America.

The anthropologist is known for leading an excavation at Garza that uncovered a cemetery that contained many musical instruments.

Palavicini is expected to discuss his experiences in living with native cultures in Perú, México and here with the Cabécar. This is the second discussion on the topic, and its goes along with the museum’s exhibit of early musical instruments. Admission is free.

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