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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Neo-pachukismo y funk tantrico by Rafael Molina, MILENIO, Mexico City

Neopachukismo y funk tantrico

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MEX/LA Art Show: Five Things to Know by Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter

The MEX LA Art Show Five Things to Know

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Funk: 50 Years in Show Bidniss by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/commentary/movie-miento/31312-ruben-guevara.html

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Los Angeles Times Boyle Heights by Reed Johnson

Los Angeles Times Boyle Heights

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Jet Blue

By Falling James for The LA Weekly

Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara’s musical career is so extensive, it’s virtually impossible to boil it all down into one short paragraph. What’s more, his long and varied back story is so stellar, it reads almost like the plot of a surreal movie. He’s perhaps most widely recognized for his collaborations with Frank Zappa, bringing to life and making real what had previously been Zappa’s fictional doo-wop parody Ruben & the Jets. But the Boyle Heights native’s roots extend all the way back to 1965, when he appeared with Bo Diddley and Tina Turner on the pop television show Shindig! In the ’80s, he reinvented himself as a Chicano activist, fronting the influential band Con Safos and working as a promoter to champion Latin-punk groups like the Plugz and the Brat and such rock en español comers as Tijuana No! Guevara’s own music has moved restlessly from his early days as a blues, R&B and doo-wop stylist into stranger, freakier explorations that draw upon jazz, funk and his extensive spoken-word experience.

This magic medicine man is back after too long of an absence with a new album, The Tao of Funkahuatl, which draws upon all of his varied personas, from the funky downtown grooves of the title track and the spoken-word insights of “La Virgencita de Boyle Heights” to the cool blue introspection of “The Eyes of God.”

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The Tao of Funkahuatl Now on iTunes

Click here to sample and purchase The Tao of Funkahuatl from the Apple iTunes store and watch this space for demo tracks and videos coming soon.

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The Tao of Funkahuatl = Tantrik Funk

The Tao, or, the way of Funkahuatl is the merging of spirit, sex, funk, and soul on the path to the Beloved while living your life as a work of art. Tastes of Tantra, Taoism, Sufism, Pachukismo, the Sixth Dalai ["Lover"] Lama, and Rhythm & Blues, tantalize. You know Marvin Gaye advised and pleaded, “We gotta get down and share some sexual healing”. So, let’s dance and love our lives away to some soulful Tantrik Funk. Listen to my songs of  lust, love, and light. Let them take you away on a sensual flight beyond day, beyond night. To a  place where sex is sacred. To a place where love is God…Say what?

-Funkahuatl (The neo-Aztek deity of Tantrik Funk)

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“THE TAO OF FUNKAHUATL” CD Drops on 3/20/11 “Amazing artistry” – Anthony Valadez, DJ, KCRW

Song list after the jump. 1.) LA VIRGENCITA DE BOYLE HEIGHTS 2.) AT THE EASTSIDE LUV 3.) SACRED HEARTS 4.) FLESH & BONE 5.) THE EYES OF GOD 6.) WHEN I WAS YOUNG 7.) CRAWLIN’ IN LUST, LOVE & LIGHT 8.) THE TAO OF FUNKAHUATL

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Concerts

THE TAO OF FUNKAHUATL

“Freaky, funk, rock, jazz, and spoken word by a magic medicine man” -Falling James, LA Weekly

“Amazing artistry” -Anthony Valadez, 89.9 FM KCRW, Los Angeles

“Funky and deliciously delightful” -Dave Marsh, The Loft (SIRIUS, Satellite Radio)

“Fearless and transcendent” -Vincent Ramos, (Curator, Vincent Price Museum)

 

RUBEN  GUEVARA & THEE EASTSIDE LOVERS

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Ruben Funkahuatl Guevara/Vocalist/Composer (Frank Zappa, Ruben and The Jets, Con Safos); Steve Alaniz/Tenor Sax (Stanley Clarke); John Avila/Bass (Oingo Boingo); Ramon Banda/Drums (The Banda Brothers); Bob Robles/Guitar (Jackson Browne, Thee Midniters)

Plaza de la Raza

Closing for The End of the World graff art show by Chaz Bojorquez

3540 N. Mission Road

LA (Lincoln Heights) CA 90031

January 31, 2013, 8PM

Free

 

House of Blues

Los Lobos

West Hollywood, CA

Sunday, December 19, 2010, 9pm

$30

 

Tropico de Nopal Art Gallery

CD Release Party

1665 Beverly Boulevard

Los Angeles (Echo Park) CA 90026

March 20, 2011, 9pm

$10


A Night at the Phillips Music Company: A Tribute to Boyle Heights

Hiroshima, Little Willie G. (Thee Midniters), East L.A. Taiko, Ersi Arvizu (El Chicano), Ollin, La Santa Cecilia, Ceci Bastida, Ruben Martinez, Marisela Norte, George Sanchez. Curated by Josh Kun

Grand Performances/California Plaza

Downtown, LA

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 8pm

Free

 

ADELANTE! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond (Including Cheech Marin’s Collection)

Forest Lawn Museum

Glendale, CA

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6pm

Free

 

MEX/L.A. “Mexican” Modernism (s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985

Pacific Standard Time Series

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

628 Alamitos Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90802

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 3pm

Free

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY AS A RECORDING ARTIST

The Eastside Luv Bar

1835 E. First Street

Los Angeles (Boyle Heights), CA 90033

Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 9pm

$8

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  • The Tao of Funkahuatl

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    - Anthony Valadez, KCRW 89.9 FM Los Angeles

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    - Dave Marsh, The Loft (SIRIUS Satellite Radio)

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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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