(AllHipHop News) Wu-Tang Clan producer The RZA is contributing rare memorabilia to the upcoming interactive music exhibit "Island Sounds: A 500 Year Music Mash-Up."
The exhibit will take place at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on Staten Island.
The RZA has donated the keyboard he used to create Wu-Tang Clan’s historic album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
Additionally, the exhibit is set to feature never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from one of RZA’s pilgrimages to the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, China.
“We are excited and pleased to present this unique exhibit as a tribute to the countless artists who have played a role in Staten Island’s rich and varied musical history,” said Snug Harbor President and CEO Lynn Kelly. “The exhibit memorializes the contributions of these artists and defines the part they played and continue to play in our diversified culture. I urge everyone with an interest in music, pop culture and the history of Staten Island to come and enjoy the hundreds of unique pieces of memorabilia that make up the Island Sounds exhibition."
Other rare and historic items from several Staten Island artists will also be on display for the exhibit, including Force MDs’ trademark apparel, personal photos and awards and an autographed LP of Born This Way by Lady Gaga.
Snug Harbor will also showcase Gaga’s biopic "Mary The Night" and will hold displays on Eamon, Omin Child and Christina Aguilera, in addition to numerous displays of rare photos and gold/platinum albums from Staten Island musicians.
The 18-month long exhibition kicks off on May 11, 2012 in the Main Hall of the Snug Harbor campus and from then on will be open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5pm.
Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors, while children under 12 are admitted free
For more information about "Island Sounds: A 500 Year Music Mash-Up" and a detailed schedule of events, please visit www.snug-harbor.org.