Gustavo Moradel is a Honduran musician based in Nashville with an acoustic-alternative sound that reflects his Latin American influences and roots. Gustavo's love for music became apparent early in life when at the age of 6 he created his own drum set out of paint cans and kitchen pots and pans. While attending high school, he found refuge in the music room as he learned more about music, himself, and North American culture. He is inspired by musical legends such as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Jorge Drexler, and Silvio Rodriguez. His bilingual cover of John Lennon's hit song "Imagine" with Youtuber, Alex G., has reached over 6 million views and his work has been heard by hundreds of thousands of people across streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Typically accompanied by an acoustic guitar he covers a wide variety of music in Spanish & English with his own original sound and touch.
Gustavo, The Speaker:
Gustavo received Bachelor's Degree in Theology/Theological Studies from Cathedral Bible College and has worked as a pastor and music director for some of the most prominent megachurches in the USA including Segadores de Vida, Mosaic LA, Waters Edge Church, and many more. He has now stepped away from working in churches and started to focus on his work as a songwriter, speaker, and producer.
Gustavo currently works as a Family Support Partner/Student Counselor at Valor Collegiate Academies in Nashville, TN. He works closely with families most impacted by the pandemic as well as other tragic events and helps them as they create family teams to support and achieve the goals and dreams they have for their students. Please, check out this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNAPReIKnk4
·Illegal: My personal story of crossing the US/MEXICAN border at 12 years of age.
·The Meaning of Self Care
*These talks can be done in English or Spanish.
We hope to have him back again in the future. Thank you so much for your help during this process. We appreciate it! - Ciara Noel, Coordinator, Civic Engagement and Intercultural Education, Governors State University, University Park, IL