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Genres You Will Love
Moods: Type: Acoustic Latin: Bolero Easy Listening: Torch Songs

By Location
United States - Oregon

Joaquin Lopez And James Ashley Mayer

Joaquin Lopez is the oldest son of the Lopez Family; the Lopez family who brings us one of Portland’s popular standbys—La Bonita in the Alberta Arts District and Overlook neighborhoods. Raised in Beaverton, Oregon, Joaquin attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland. At 19, he landed his first acting job as 2nd Young Man in Blood Wedding at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he was introduced to the poetry and drama of Garcia Lorca and subsequently becoming greatly influenced by Lorca’s work. Following in his father’s footsteps, Joaquin picked up the guitar and began writing songs. In 2003 he met flamenco player Stan Olmsted and started a musical collaboration performing the poems of Lorca. Throughout the years he’s developed his own approach to songwriting and often collaborates with different organizations and communities creating and recording songs as a group experience. Joaquin commits himself to promoting Latin American Arts and Culture and producing cultural events—Sabor a Mexico at the Portland Art Museum and Voz Alta with Portland Latino Gay Pride.