Mexican foundation donates instruments to Moskow

The donation was handed to the museum by Mexican percussionist Gabriela Jiménez
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The Fundación Tchaikovsky de México (The Tchaikovsky Foundation of Mexico) donated today to The Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture in Moskow a set of Mexican musical instruments.

The ceremony was presided by the current Mexican ambassador to Russia, Norma Pensado, and the head of the Glinka Museum, Mijail Brizgalov.

Among the instruments, from the Pre-Hispanic era, there are ténabaris (a kind of rattle used by Yaqui and Mayo natives), rattles, guaje or water drum, güiros (a percussion instrument), scrapers, slide whistle, double flute, and a death whistle.

All the instruments, made of wood, pumpkin, and clay, are replicas from preserved originals and drawings.

After handing the instruments, Gabriela Jiménez and the Russian-Mexican violinist Milana Sóboleva performed the concert “Rhythm philosophy.


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