My UC Press Site

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Reading and Singing at Beyond Baroque, 06.30.19. 7pm. Free

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“Confessions Of A Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer” A Finalist

Selected for Best Autobiography in English by the 2019 International Latino Book Awards competition. (05.31.19)

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“Confessions” 2018, 2019 “XikanosauruX Speaks” Book Tour

2018-2019 BOOK TOUR: PERFORMANCE / READINGS / SIGNINGS / TALKS: Beyond Baroque Reading Signing Singing Venice, CA (06.30.19) University of California, San Diego The 2019 XikanosauruX Book & Speaking Tour Invited by Luis Alvarez, Professor, Chicana/o/x Studies Program Multimedia Reading Performance  La Jolla CA (05.23.19) University of California, Berkeley The 2019 XikanosauruX Bay Area Book […]

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Ruben Funkahuatl Guevara: The Chicano Culture Sculptor

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Press Release for “Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer”

Press Contact:Peter Perez pperez@ucpress.edu “Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer” By Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara Introduction by Josh Kun and George Lipsitz “Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara, polymath Azteca warrior, Chicano superhero, it is difficult to imagine that there was ever a Los Angeles without him. It was as if he rose with the first East Los […]

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My New Fiction

YURIKO & CARLOS By Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara Second place winner for the Little Tokyo Historical Society’s first annual short story contest, 2014. My first attempt at fiction. Little Tokyo, 1941 As I jogged toward Little Tokyo over the First Street Bridge from Boyle Heights, I felt the bracing power of the fiery sunset embrace me […]

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Webinar Series Coming Soon

“The Latinization of Art and Culture in America” “The Impact of Latin Music on US Pop Culture: From Ragtime to Rock ‘n’ Roll” An analysis of the influence of Afro-Cuban music in ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, rhythm & blues, rockabilly, funk, and rock ‘n’ roll. First presented at the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, Annenberg […]

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Recent Fundraising Project

¡ANGELIN@S PRESENTE! An All-Star Benefit Concert, Poetry Reading & Art Auction Honoring LA’s New Poet Laureate, Luis J. Rodriguez & Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore Producer, Curator, Director Concert: John Densmore (The Doors) and Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara in a spoken word and percussion duet, Quetzal Flores, Martha Gonzalez, Sandno Flores, (Quetzal), Nobuko Miyamoto, “Atomic” […]

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On a panel – History of L.A. Black & Brown Musical Interaction 1/16/14 Cal State LA Music Recital Hall 3PM Free

http://www.voiceplaces.com/los-angeles/black-and-brown-interaction-in-los-angeles-latino-popular-music-history-04292301-e

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