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Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer (Hardcover): Ruben Funkahuatl Guevara

Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer (Hardcover)

Ruben Funkahuatl Guevara; Introduction by Josh Kun, George Lipsitz

Series: American Crossroads, 51

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A pioneer of Chicano rock, Ruben Funkahuatl Guevara performed with Frank Zappa, Johnny Otis, Bo Diddley, Tina Turner, and Celia Cruz, though he is best known as the front man of the 1970s experimental rock band Ruben And The Jets. Here he recounts how his youthful experiences in the barrio La Veinte of Santa Monica in the 1940s prepared him for early success in music and how his triumphs and seductive brushes with stardom were met with tragedy and crushing disappointments. Brutally honest and open, Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer is an often hilarious and self-critical look inside the struggle of becoming an artist and a man. Recognizing racial identity as composite, contested, and complex, Guevara-an American artist of Mexican descent-embraces a Chicano identity of his own design, calling himself a Chicano "culture sculptor" who has worked to transform the aspirations, alienations, and indignities of the Mexican American people into an aesthetic experience that could point the way to liberation.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: American Crossroads, 51
Release date: May 2018
First published: 2018
Authors: Ruben Funkahuatl Guevara
Introduction by: Josh Kun • George Lipsitz
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 376
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-29722-7
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Composers & musicians
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Film, television, music, theatre
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop > General
Books > Biography > Film, television, music, theatre
Books > Music > Composers & musicians
Books > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop > General
LSN: 0-520-29722-9
Barcode: 9780520297227

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