UNIVERSO || The Universe Inside
A bilingual electro-pop concert by Joaquin Lopez
The year is 1989. A young Latino boy comes out in Aloha, Oregon. Alone and 15 years old, he was determined to be a part of this world. In pursuit for a place under the sun, he listened to the music, danced to his own rhythm, and with his girlfriends discovered PRIDE on the dance floor!
Joaquin Lopez has written and recorded a concept album of 10 original songs inspired by his coming of age and coming out as a Latino gay man. The album, UNIVERSO, is an infectious, unique, and unusual blend of electronic and studio recorded music influenced by 80s and 90s dance and electro-pop sounds and rhythms.
The theatrical concert is a multimedia moving collage of universal images and video interwoven with soundtrack and soundscape that invites the audience to enter the emotional panorama of a man traveling through the cosmic journey of becoming whole and embracing all parts of himself.
Co-created with performing artist and art director, Michael Cavazos, the audience will enter a magical world that pays tribute to Latino queer identity, emotional survival, and personal transformation to a disco beat!
“I Want to Feel the Universe Inside of Me” – Joaquin Lopez
UNIVERSO, The Album was released June 22, 2019.
UNIVERSO || The Universe Inside played at Milagro on July 11-13, 2019 presented by Hand2Mouth Theatre
UNIVERSO || The Creation Story played at BagNBaggage on January 30 and February 1, 2020
Photo Credit Gary Norman.