CON SAFOS, a KCET/PBS SoCal Artbound documentary based on my work aired on October 13, 2021. It was nominated for an Emmy and won two LA Press Club awards. My son, Rubén Guevara III was one of the executive producers.

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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 Of A Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer” (UC Press) 2018, 2019, 2020 “XikanosauruX Speaks” Book Tour

2018, 2019, 2020 BOOK TOUR: MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE / READINGS / SIGNINGS / TALKS: WINTER, 2020 University of Michigan Hosted by professors Ashley Lucas and Colin Gunckel Multi-Media Performance Reading / Lecture  La Casa, Latino Students Association Ann Arbor, MI (02.06.2020) Wayne State University Hosted by professor M.L. Liebler Multi-Media Performance Reading / Lecture  Two English […]

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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 “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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    Ruben GuevaraTo some, Rubén Guevara (sometimes referred to as Rubén Funkahuatl Ladrón de Guevara) is most important as the man behind Ruben & the Jets, the real group that followed in the wake of the 1968 Frank Zappa album Cruising with Ruben & the Jets and left behind two of the finest rock & roll albums of the early to mid 1970s. But Guevara is so much more...
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