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Sound Walk: Onomonopoetics of a Puerto Rican Landscape

May 8, 2021 @ 1:30 pm 2:30 pm

Register for the sound-walk with Raul Romero on his work the Onomonopoetics of a Puerto Rican Landscape. This work looks at the way the coquí’s sound connects back to Puerto Rico and performs as a vessel carrying memory, culture, and language. For some, the sound may be unfamiliar and for others, it may serve as a calling from a homeland.

The sounds of the iconic native frog are played throughout El Centro de Oro on North 5th Street between West Huntingdon and West Summer Street. Sculptures referencing the world-famous observatory in Arecibo, PR, serves as the central station collecting and transmitting sounds.


The sound walk will start at the door of Taller Puertorrequeño at 1:30 PM. Please register below. We will reschedule if the weather does not permit.

Raul Romero is a native of Tampa, FL, and lives in West Philadelphia. He graduated from Yale University School of Art with an MFA in Sculpture, 2018, and a BA in Communication from the University of South Florida, 2008. He currently works at the University of the Arts with the position of Film Coordinator and Lecturer.

Onomanopoetics of a Puerto Rican Landscape is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program

Project support provided by The Velocity Fund with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.



2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
(215) 426-3311
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