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Artist Interview

Freddy Chapelliquen of MarKamusic

May 7, 2014

Freddy Chapelliquen

​Freddy Chapelliquen knows how to move people. That's why we've asked him and his band MarKamusic to help move us into Spring at our Fiesta celebration on May 9th. Latin-influenced music inspired by love and poetry--what better reason to put on your spring best, throw on some dancing shoes, and wear your party hat. Rugs will definitely be cut this Friday! Come have a margarita and meet Freddy and the band.

How did you get started?
I loved music since I can ever remember. I actually recall listening to a song by the Beatles, Penny Lane. I think I was about 6 years old and was trying to sing it. Even though it was in English and I didn’t know a word of English then. Since then, I have always loved music and taught myself to play guitar. I have been playing professionally since I was 15. I was paid for the first time then at a school gig.

What do you love about your job?
People. Communicating with other people. The people that listens to the music we play and the people I play with. It is a magical act that transcends where we come from, what language we speak, what politics we have but especially who we are as individuals to become one as humans. I truly believe that music rekindles the collective memory of our soul more so that religion, philosophy, national creed or politics could ever do.

What is your dream project?
Although I have already done it twice; I would love to tour around the world playing music. Again!


What are your plans for the future?
Keep playing music and recording as long as I can.

What's the first line in a book about your life?
Since I was a kid, I always wanted to have a magic wand that would allow me to end world hunger; that would end poverty, loneliness, illness, the abuse of children and women, that would provide education for all around the world, but especially that would end, once and for all, the military and  all the political and religious radicals.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
To learn how to think for myself… it is the key to start to understand the world, culture, art, others. Otherwise, we are simply regurgitating what someone else wants you to think, or do.

If I wasn’t doing this, I would be...
A Chef! Wait, I already was a Chef! 

Where do you find inspiration?
Sounds corny but mostly I find inspiration in love. Of all kinds, for other humans, for nature, for animals, for the things that we do and for this very medium: music!

Join us Friday, May 9th from 6-8pm as we celebrate our Spring Fiesta with live performances from MarKamusic, a sombrero photoscape by Chattman Photography, and margaritas!