Motivo To Play In Chapel Sept. 15

Sept. 14, 2004

by Kim Skinner, Student Newswriter

Baylor University will welcome Motivo, a Latin-inspired Christian pop band, during both the 10 and 11 a.m. Chapel services on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Waco Hall.

"We try to combine English and Spanish, American and Latin musical influences to create songs that are accessible to both Christian and general audiences," said Jorge Valdez, vocalist and rhythmic guitar player for the group. "We hope that what we do will motivate people to dig deep, discover a relationship with Christ and boldly let Him work in them. That's what it's all about."

Motivo is a band comprised of eight members from California, New Jersey, Argentina, and Mexico. Formed seven years ago, the members came together out of deep commitment and passion for reaching the lost for Christ through music. They have played throughout the United States and in Mexico and are based in San Diego, Calif.

They just recently changed their name from 180 to Motivo when they signed a record deal with Crowne Music. The band chose the name Motivo, the Spanish word for motive, to hold themselves accountable to their original motive to make music that is not only popular but also carries a life-changing message.

Motivo begins the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Baylor.

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