July 11-13, 2019
@ Milagro, 525 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
Listen to the music. It's PRIDE on the dance floor!
29 years ago a young Latino boy came 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 gay man. The album 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.
UNIVERSO || The Universe Inside is a theatrical concert that elevates the album’s songs into a bilingual, 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!
Recommended for ages 14+.
“I Want to Feel the Universe Inside of Me” - Joaquin Lopez
UNIVERSO, The Album is scheduled for release Summer of 2019.
Listen to the first single here: Entrego!
Joaquin Lopez - Creator and Performer
Michael Cavazos - Co-Creator and Performer
Jon Timm - Projection Designer
Jon Farley - Lighting Designer
Giovanni Alva - Stage Manager
Jonathan Walters (H2M) - Executive Producer (Theatrical Show)
Lucille Dawson (H2M) - Project Manager (Theatrical Show)
Freddy Trujillo - Music Production
Cory Gray - Music Production
Alejandro Ceballos - Visual Art Design
Gary Norman - Photographer
Bryce Black - Stylist
Julian Aguilar - Make-up artist
Damond Fuller - Social Media Partner
Willamette Week (July 2019)