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A new exhibit exploring New York’s influential music history has opened

“New York, New Music 1980-1986” documents the city’s musical impact

  • Tope Olufemi
  • 15 June 2021
A new exhibit exploring New York’s influential music history has opened

A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York will focus on New York’s thriving music scene.

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Madonna, Talking Heads, LL Cool J and a number of others found a home in New York’s musical history, and the exhibit will explore many more artists across a number of genres between 1980 and 1986.

Record labels and media outlets that were particularly influential at the time will be referenced, as well as fashion trends and the visuals that defined the period.

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Specialised events will also take place throughout the year, with screenings of popular 80s movies and rare footage of performances all set to feature in the exhibit, which is open until Spring 2022.

Tope Olufemi is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter here

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