Help Marcos Loya Create Art!

Marcos Loya is a Los Angeles based musician, composer and arranger best known for his appearance as the dashing, pony-tailed love interest and guitarist in Madonna's La Isla Bonita video. Marcos was also featured in Robert Rodriguez's film Once Upon a Time in Mexico. He has been in several groups over the many decades of his prolific career, arranging and composing numerous pieces, and playing on stages across the country. Marcos also dedicated his time and talent to bringing up new artists as an instructor at Cal State Dominguez Hills, as well as teaching privately. But, one of the works closest to his heart is the music he composed for the Octavio Solis play, La Posada Magica. This beautiful project is what cemented the friendship between Marcos, Denise Blasor (my co-producer/fundraiser) and me. The themes of La Posada Magica -  hope, love & grace - brought to life by Marcos' soul-touching, heart-pumping, ethereal music, served to create an enduring family with the casts of several productions at South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa, CA. The show was a beloved tradition for many theater-goers over the years it was performed, always leaving the audience with a renewed sense of faith in their families and communities at large.
As you know, this year has been difficult for everyone, with the pandemic on the forefront of all our lives. It has been especially difficult on performers, Marcos included, with our livelihoods gone in the blink of an eye. Marcos would love to be able to create more projects which touch so many hearts, but with the shut-down of theaters, this has become more challenging. In an effort to help him along the path of creating more art, we would like to present La Posada Magica as a live-streamed staged reading with original cast members to raise money to replace a computer and other recording equipment for Marcos.
Your donation will assist us in paying for the location, live-streaming and recording of La Posada Magica, as well as for the above-mentioned equipment for Marcos.  All donors will receive an exclusive link to a documentary short about the making of La Posada Magica by filmmaker & cast member, Miguel Najera. In this season of giving, please consider donating to the creation of art which feeds the soul and creates a sense of hope. We could all use more hope these days.
          "So this play is dedicated to those troubled souls
           Who think that the holiday for them nothing holds:
           Both the dark and the light you have to embrace,
           If Christmas means something it truly means Grace."

                                        - Horacio, "La Posada Magica" by Octavio Solis

(The use of La Posada Magica for this purpose has been approved by the writer, Octavio Solis.)
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