A stones´sculptor river

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The Otún River, located in Colombia’s Coffee Cultural Landscape (a World Heritage Site), was renamed the stone sculpting river by the composer Luis Carlos González in a line of the bambuco titled Pereira. From the line, a new bambuco was composed to vindicate the autonomy of the river as a creative subject and draw attention to its proximity to the center of Pereira. The work is thus presented as a creative result of the river, highlighting its value as heritage, the conditions of the river and its neighbors, and questioning the responsibility of public and private entities and citizens.

Site-specific intervention in the Community Action Board Hall in Barrio Zea in Pereira during the 44th National Artists’ Salon.

Otún Group.
Martín Abab Abad (R.I.P.)
Álvaro Hoyos Baena
Mauricio Rivera Henao

About Martín Abad

Thanks to

  • Gloria Milena Villegas, President of the Zea Neighborhood. Mediator

Sound Piece

  • Manuel Narváez: (La Guacharaca Estéreo). Recording, edition and mix.
  • Paula Arcila: Voice.
  • Daniel Cardona: Composition, mandolines, twelve-stringed treble guitar and guitar.


  • El camino más largo, Arte contemporáneo en Antioquia, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, 2021.
  • Aún 44 Salón Nacional de Artistas. Pereira, Colombia. 2016.

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