Family and children up beat entertainment. Kids and parents can join the band by playing hand drums that Papa Rap will provide. Most of the music is bilingual, fun and very entertaining. The rythems are mostly Caribean, like Salsa and Merengue . It’s music for kids that parents will want to get up and dance to. We can do 45 minuts to 2 hour show. We can do it in English, Spanish or Bilingually.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Languages: English, Spanish
Al Lopez is community-spirited with the unique ability to engage individuals within diverse communities through music.
Al Lopez is also known as "Papa Rap," an alias he uses when performing at area schools and civic organization events. In 1994, he came from Puerto Rico to Springdale to finalize a music project he was working on. He discovered there was a big influx of Latinos moving into the area and misunderstandings due to the language barriers. It occurred to him, he could write bilingual tunes to help bridge these communication gaps. One of his tunes entitled “What’s Up, Que Pasa” won first place in the global John Lennon songwriting competition. Al Lopez is committed to serving his community and has been recognized at the state and national levels for his work.
Papa Raps favorite quotes are,
“If you don’t like me, you better not cross my path, because every time you do, I will try to be your friend and give you a hug.”
“Together is Better, Juntos es Mejor” /:-)>
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