Luis J. Rodriguez

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"My Name's Not Rodriguez" -Luis J. Rodriguez and Seven Rabbit
CD -"My Name's Not Rodriguez

The spoken word - poetry
of Luis J. Rodriguez

Now in its second printing!

Music Composed & Produced by Ernie Perez

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"One of the greatest, if not the greatest, albums of poetry ever recorded"
-Dave Marsh, editor Rock and Rap Confidential
Dos Manos Records is proud to present Luis Rodriguez, one of the country's leading Chicano poets in his first CD of poems and music. In collaboration with Cha Cha Rose - Rock A Mole Music producer Ernie Perez, My Name's Not Rodriguez is a synthesis of 1970s Urban Funk/Chicano rock-like beats in the spirit of today's performance poetry movement.

A highly acclaimed poet, Luis Rodriguez has published over a span of 13 years three award-winning poetry collections: Poems Across the Pavement (1989 Tia Chucha Press, Chicago), The Concrete River (1991 Curbstone Press, Willimantic, CT), and Trochemoche (1998 Curbstone Press). His poems have also been featured in In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry (1996 Rhino/Word Beat Records) and in anthologies such as Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam, edited by Tony Medina and Louis Reyes Rivera (2001 Three Rivers Press) and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, edited by Alan Kaufman (1999 Thunder's Mouth Press).

In addition, Luis' poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, Bloomsbury Review, TriQuarterly, and other publications. He has received fellowships, residencies, and awards from the California Arts Council, The Illinois Arts Council, The North Carolina Arts Council, The National Association of Poetry Therapy, The Lannan Foundation, The Lila Wallace-Readers' Digest Fund, and many more. And for 22 years, he has read his work throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Puerto Rico, and Europe -including in prisons, juvenile facilities, homeless shelters, universities, conferences, bars, cafés, migrant camps, libraries, public and private schools, and on various TV and radio broadcasts.

A prolific and critically received multi-genre writer, Luis also has two illustrated children's books, a memoir, a nonfiction book, and a short story collection. He is best known for the true-life account of LA gang life, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. (1994 Simon & Schuster/Touchstone).

Ernie Perez is a songwriter and lead singer for The Boxing Gandhis. He is also a cofounder of Rock A Mole Productions... which produces CDs, films, music and art festivals... and House of the Common Thread, a youth ministry in South Central Los Angeles.

Luis Rodriguez and Seven Rabbit promise to rock your world -with a poetic twist.


For More Information Contact:
Dos Manos Records
c/o Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural
13197-A Gladstone Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342


These links will take you to iTunes, where you can download LJR's music/poems
for just 99 cents!

Luis J. Rodriguez: My Name's Not Rodriguez

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural - From Earth to Sky:
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural Presents a Collection of Word and Song

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