Baquiano: a program presenting Latin American harp music to new audiences in North America...
Artist Profiles (Latin American Harpist Links)
Latin American Harp Traditions - with musical examples
My backstory and My Journal by John Lozier
For harpists: Latin Harp Lessons
Monongalia Friends Meeting Traveling Minute - .pdf .jpg
(following "under construction")
In July, 2017, I brought Colombian master harpist Hildo Ariel Aguirre to Goose Creek Friends in Lincoln, VA; to Langley Hill meetinghouse in McLean; and to Shepherdstown, WV, Friends Meeting. In September, 2017, my tour with Venezuelan harpist Angel Tolosa included a stop at Shepherdstown Friends Meeting.
In March of 2018, Paraguayan harpist Nicolas Carter performed at Goose Creek and Shepherdstown. Then, in July, Colombian harpist Sergio Nicolas Aguirre and his sister, Tatiana, performed in Shepherdstown and then at Dunning's Creek Friends in Fishertown, PA. Sergio and Tatiana, very expert musicians, are the children of Hildo Ariel, the master teacher and performer who visited in 2017.
Here I aim to tell the story of Harping for Harmony Foundation from its beginning in 1994, from my own harp discovery in 1991. This story is pieced together from a clutter notebooks, photos, clippings, calendars, and correspondence. Materials began to appear on this website in 1999, but there have been several revisions. Many resources are at this earlier version of the website.
The Millennium Harper Project awarded honorific "titles" to many harpists who declared live harp "quests" between 2000 and 2008.
ARPATUR ... ARPATUR, Venezuela 2005, ... Colombia 2014
international projects: El Salvador, Russia, Haiti, Cyprus, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia
John's Journal ...
Other projects: Ronald McDonald, Honduras, Academia, Nicolas 1, Pedro, Nicolas 2, Geronimo, Silvio ...
Almost Heaven Harp Circle has been meeting monthly since ... date.