Al “Papa Rap” Lopez, originally from Puerto Rico, is an award winning song writer (John Lennon Song Writing Contest) and a charismatic Latino performer, musician, writer, and inspirational motivational speaker.

His live stage show engages your audience with bilingual songs, fun drum playing, and Caribbean Salsa and Merengue dancing. Papa Rap’s show is completely interactive with the audience, as it sings and dances to his tunes—some even get to come up on stage to play some fun drums as they become part of his Latin Beat Band.

Bring Papa Rap by himself—or with his MC Band—to your school or community event to entertain, educate (edutainment), and motivate students, faculty, and Latino and non-Latino parents through music, humor, and his message of love and peace that brings people together as one community. Papa Rap can perform in English, Spanish, or bilingually. His message goes from stories of student successes by making the right choices in life to examples of parent involvement in our schools and communities.

Papa Rap also loves to present to faculty members, PTA/PTO clubs, and partners in education, community service clubs, and corporations so he can share with them in a fun musical way strategies on how to embrace and create partnerships with newcomers by understanding and celebrating cultural differences and similarities.

So put on your dancing shoes and let Papa Rap touch your heart and mind with a powerful message that will Rock and Salsa your life. His previous shows include:

What’s Up, Que Pasa Friendship Show – includes relationship building strategies, anti-bullying action plan and service-learning project

I’m Drug and Alcohol Free Show – includes talking to someone, resources, action plan and service-learning project

Feed Your Brain-Alimenta Tu Cerebro – literacy campaign, college preparation, capturing one’s talents and resources

Fees: 45 minutes to one hour performance $800 - $1,500 - Additional $450 performance, same day same or nearby location. Up to 3 shows a day. Fun Drum workshop- 45 minutes to one hour $550 (15-30 participants) $300,00 for additional workshop same location or nearby. up to 4 work shop a day. Travel/lodging negotiable

Availability: Year-round