The Claiming Moon

Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…

—  E.E. Cummings

Hailing from Washington, DC, musician Nick Hakim possesses a particular voice that straddles the line between satin and rasp, while writing unfor- gettably poignant lyrics. But beyond being simply a singer-songwriter, Nick embodies every part of the creative process, from multi-instrumentalism, to production, to singing.

Hakim was raised in a household overflowing with musical diversity ranging from soul, hip-hop, go-go, and even folk music from his parents’s ethnic backgrounds of Chile and Peru, and these influ- ences manifest in his music. Hakim holds a degree from the Berklee College of Music, and has served as a teaching artist in music courses at the Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury and the Casa Isla Detention Center in Quincy. He has performed at many venues, including Le Poisson Rouge and the Mercury Lounge, and has been profiled in The Fader and Okayplayer.

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