Joaquin-Lopez-Music

THIS IS ME.

I AM THE MUSIC.

ABOUT JOAQUIN

Joaquin Lopez is Joaquin Lopez. He loves music. People. Creative collaborations. Poetry. Thinking and imagining things. He likes to write in English and sing in Spanish. He enjoys getting in front of people and entertaining through songs and stories. He really loves making mistakes and laughing at himself. He also really enjoys shedding a tear or two inspired by a beautiful memory or an enchanting heartache. He’s learned there’s nothing like accepting your reality and letting go of your perceptions. Owning all that you are. Forgiving everyone who has ever hurt you. Even the bullies. He struggles trying to be perfect and wanting to be cool. Often wakes up relieved he’s beating to his own drum. He’s done some plays and musicals. He’s made a few bad mistakes he regrets. He’s only produced one album. Hopes to do another. Currently, he designs after-school arts programs. His favorite thing is singing Taylor Swift and Madonna with his nieces and nephew. And, if he had the chance to do it over again he wouldn’t change a thing. For a more traditional bio and CV, please contact Joaquin at joaquinlopezmusic(at)gmail.com

2016 – 2017 Highlights
• Keynote Presenter for Liberated Archive Forum (Society of American Archivists)
• Featured Cultural Artist at Mi Familia Conference (Oregon State University)
• Words That Burn by Cindy Williams Gutierrez wins the Oregon Book Award, produced by Los Porteños writers group
• Joaquin Lopez in Concert at the Walters Cultural Center in Hillsboro, Oregon
• OLLIN: Social Justice Films launches at the Hollywood Theatre (Latino Network)
Photo Credits: Jeremy Hill

FEEL | NEXT LIVE PERFORMANCE

Conference – ARCHIVES 2017: alike/different

Joaquin will deliver the keynote presentation at the ARCHIVES 2017: alike/different for the Society of American Archivists. The presentation will focus on the power of story as it pertains to community archives. This multi-media performance features a live musical performance that interweaves spoken word, song, and lecture.Topics he will discuss include: What is Story? What is Archive? How do stories affect and moves us? Emotionally and spiritually? How do stories help us relate to our environment, our history and ourselves? How do stories help us further the conversation of cultural heritage as it pertains to our changing diverse community? How do we make stories personal?
Where: Oregon Convention Center
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 1 pm

LISTEN | LATEST ALBUM: FOR THE DISENCHANTED

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For The Disenchanted was written to guide us through the soft moments of life where we turn inward to find solace, take a breath, and let go. Listen for the space between the music, find yourself within the Spanish lyrical thought of innocent love, and find harmony with me as I take the courage to feel. The sound of the Turkish
cumbus played by James Ashley Mayer adds an unforgettable flair of melancholy and wistful sorrow. Join me, listen and let it flow.

Credits
Released November 23, 2012. Lyrics and Songs by Joaquin Lopez.  Art and Design by Alejandro Juarez.
Arrangements by James Ashley Mayer and Joaquin Lopez.
Recorded and Mixed by John Askew @ Scenic Burrows and Secret Society. Mastered by Tim at Stereophonic

WATCH | FEATURED VIDEOS

These videos are a testament to hard work, passion and creative talent. Visual artist Hampton Rodriguez and digital artist Marcos Aguirre conspired together to create a delicate, breathtaking visual experience that captures the elegance and nuance of each song’s meaning creating a feast for the eyes and ears. I absolutely love them. Enjoy!

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