Efrain Vega Puerto Rican

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 684

Electronic adaptations of traditional instruments occur internationally, bringing with them a sense of modernity and revitalization. Here, the cuatro, Puerto Rico’s "national instrument," is transformed with a solid body and magnetic pickups that, when combined with an amplifier, project their sounds across greater distances and larger audiences.

#Played by Fabiola Méndez, 2021.

Cuatro, Efrain Vega, Maplewood, plexiglas, steel, Puerto Rico

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