So, I'm the interpreter of lost songs. I'm between the audience and my sense of the language they understand. We're constructed by the world to do particular things. We're constructed by the work we do. It's true and difficult. People kind of forget it because it's humiliating that we are made by others. It's not a happy thing. I'd rather be made by God. What forms us? What forms personality is class. And that means how you earn your living. As we produce music we produce our selves. How you work, for whom you work has a lot to do with who you Are. So class acts like a constraint in that way even on those we think of as a little freer from constraint because they're higher in the hierarchy. I'm reminded each day by my music that my personality doesn't matter and I am made and remade by that music for the interests and profits of others. My labor is taken from me well, actually, it isn't taken from me. I sell it. But the way that you sell it will make others more powerful over you. What about what we can imagine doing together? The collective power if each had a say in the shape of things. It's worth thinking about. What I need to do is put my self at the service of something much larger than myself. Years ago, when I was just starting out at Latin NY, I suddenly put down an issue with a story about musicians being ripped off and thought "Their way of doing things won't do." "These people running things live by the harm they do. Not by the good." Much trial and tribulation awaited me and I submitted to it. The Golden Age Of Salsa 1977: Uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions Everlasting uncertainty and agitation. All that is solid melts into air. All that is holy is profaned. People are malleable enough to be made into workers for causes that have nothing to do with their own good ... their own survival. They are constructed towards ends that don't sufficiently serve their own survival or pleasure. And so we suffer our making. But if we could participate in that making it would be our greatest joy. El Extreme Luis Chaluisan — with El Extreme Luis Chaluisan and 2 others at El Extreme Luis Chaluisan.
174 Rocker Roller Rican DVDs ordered by WEPAwebTV subscribers. http://lnkd.in/dZm8Ny5 We will be mailing out orders of the 2 GB DVD on Friday March 14th. Luis Chaluisan featured in Academia's Top Publication "Repeating Islands" - Chronicle of Caribbean's Issues and Pop Culture . “El Extreme” L.f. Chaluisan Batlle and “Rocker Roller Rican” by ivetteromero http://repeatingislands.com/2014/03/07/el-extreme-luis-chaluisan-and-rocker-roller-rican/ Free Dropbox Download 575 MB WMV RRR (Mayaguez Rocker Roller Rican) 1.26 GB Excerpt Documentary http://lnkd.in/dQPbDai
The final print of Rocker Roller Rican documentary with casing-artwork-liner notes will be ready Friday March 7th. $20 with copy of SPIC CHIC the book. $10.00 for DVD Alone. The editors are currently inserting rare archival high resolution photos from 1957-1980 into final cut of documentary. Orders will be paid through paypal email@example.com You can see the current cut on this google plus page: https://plus.google.com/+LuisChaluisan/posts Liner Notes: Rocker Roller Rican Directed by: Maria Hernandez New Edge Theater Produced by: Mike Tapp MNN Time Warner Featuring: L.f. Chaluisan Batlle Film Directed by: John Coles Talking Wall Pictures 1975 Film Directed by: Tony Ortiz Top Productions NYC 1984 Off Broadway Scenes Directed By: Petronia Paley 2002 Set Design by: Albert Chaluisan DVD Artwork Vicki Lee
Rocker Roller Rican begins with film of Internationally recognized Nuyorican Performer El Extreme Luis Chaluisan in October 1975 (a mere three months after he turned professional as a dancer-singer at the age of 17 with the Alliance of Latin Artists in NYC.) It is thoroughly produced filmed review as he travels from the Bronx in 1975 to the present day through the national American arts world as a Ballet/Jazz/Salsa/Folkloric Dancer-Curated Artist-Latin/Indie Rock musician-CBS/Telemundo/PBS News Reporter-Television Producer-Published Author-Radio Show Host-TV Station Manager-National Slam Poetry Ct. Team Champion.
ROCKER ROLLER RICAN Original Soundtrack Performed by: La Gran Orquesta El Extreme Ray Stingray Sabater: Percussion Brian Tully: Bass Steve Gifford: Drums John Caplis: Guitar Will Zwink: Alto Sax Mark Giammetei: Guitar Paul Decoster: Guitar Fred Waite: Trumpet Kevin Hendrick: Trumpet Phil Berg Plus: Guest Appearances by: Tito Puente La Lupe David Amram Nydia Ocasio Pedro Pietri Bimbo Rivas Sissy Gamache Guy Le Charles Gonzalez The Fania All-Stars
"Rocker Roller Rican" Luis Chaluisan-El Extreme 1975-2014 Documentary (The Final Cut Of Rockumentary) http://lnkd.in/dZm8Ny5 ROCKER ROLLER RICAN NYC PREMIERE Tuesday June 17 and June 24, 2014 10:30 pm Lifestyle Channel 56 (TWC) MNN Time Warner Rocker Roller Rican - A Nuyorican Adventure
From Maria Hernandez "It is with great pride that we announce that Mke Tapp's documentary about El Extreme Luis Chaluisan is being distributed via closed circuit by his College (Amherst '86) and high school (Cardinal Hayes) to alumni of both schools. We have shipped out master cut DVD's to our contacts at both schools and set up a private You Tube copy for utilization in this effort. We lso have uploaded a general public copy of "The Final Cut Of Rockumentary" on You Tube for you to enjoy." Rocker Roller Rican begins with film of Internationally recognized Nuyorican Performer El Extreme Luis Chaluisan in October 1975 (a mere three months after he turned professional as a dancer-singer at the age of 17 with the Alliance of Latin Artists in NYC.) It is thoroughly produced filmed review as he travels from the Bronx in 1975 to the present day through the national American arts world as a Ballet/Jazz/Salsa/Folkloric Dancer-Curated Artist-Latin/Indie Rock musician-CBS/Telemundo/PBS News Reporter-Television Producer-Published Author-Radio Show Host-TV Station Manager-National Slam Poetry Ct. Team Champion (Master Cut For Television Premiere In June 2014 and Festival Submissions 2014-15. View on-line through June 5, 2014) By: Maria Hernandez Executive Director WEPAwebTV-Managing Editor Salsa Magazine 5,412 members
ROCKER ROLLER RICAN Directed by: Maria Hernandez WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater Produced by: Mike Tapp MNN Time Warner Cable Featuring: L.f. Chaluisan Batlle Film Directed by: John Coles Talking Wall Pictures 1975 Film Directed by: Tony Ortiz Top Productions NYC 1984 Off Broadway Scenes Directed By: Petronia Paley 2002 Set Design by: Albert Chaluisan
ROCKER ROLLER RICAN Theatrical Release June 6, 2014 (60 minutes) with Spanish Subtitles Branekandi-New Edge Theater Production (c) 2014
El Extreme http://youtu.be/YPRUj_M6yU0 At Cafe Lou's January 11, 2014 Full Set "Poet, actor, playwright, singer-songwriter and one of the most charismatic, manic Nippertown frontmen of the early '90s, Luis Chaluisan led his sometimes madcap, always marvelous mambo-hip-hop band El Extreme (full name -- La Gran Orquesta El Extreme) through many memorable shows back in the day, showcasing such fondly remembered nuggets as "Biscuit Head" and "Why Must You Funk Up My Life?" Isn't it about time for an El Extreme reunion?" Greg Haymes Nippertown News Featured Songs: Tanga 2000 Johnny Tapdance Wild Child Why Must You Funk Up My Life She's Got a Big Part of You Biscuit Head Thunderfunker
Kicking off at 9 AM on Saturday January 11, 2014, Cinematographer Mike Tapp (Director of photography Branekandi Productions MNN) will commence filming El Extreme Luis Chaluisan interviewing his former orchestra(s) members, Poets, Playwrights, Family members and high level musicians/artists who have had an impact on his 40 year career in the arts. The session will then move to Cafe Lou's in the Bronx at 4:00 PM where the original members of La Gran Orquesta El Extreme will reunite (along with guest Musicians/Poets) for a filmed jam session. Rocker Roller Rican Director Maria Hernandez is handling hotel accommodations at the New York Marriott Downtown for out of town Artists participating in the documentary/jam session. Later in the following week, Branekandi will be filming both interviews and performances with noted Poets-Performers Puma Perl and Cyndi Dawson alongside of El Extreme at Bar 13/Louder Arts. Confirmed Interviews and Performance Participation January 11, 2014 NYC Christine R Cain Brian Tully Steve Gifford Mark Giammattei Philip Lanz Kevin Hendrick Ray Stingray Sabater Robert Ross Kevin Twigg Ronald Chaluisan Jose Vazquez-Cofresi Charlie Vázquez Felix Rojas Orq Espada Papo Vazquez William Kerrigan: Teacher-Editor Pending Invitation Confirmation for Carla Virola Adam Aron Amram David Amram Paul Decoster John Caplis Will Zwink WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater Rocker Roller Rican WEPAwebTV Roughrican Productions
Tribes Stories: The Gangster Poet El Extreme Luis Chaluisan Amy Shand is producing a documentary for The New School on the blind guy (Steve Cannon) and Tribes past and present, she's looking for 1) poems/writing about or inspired by Steve/Tribes/LES 2) old footage and photos. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send her a facebook message! Many thanks! Vignettes from the world of Tribes, a non-for-profit arts organisation run out of Steve Cannon's Lower East Side abode. There is no other place like Tribes, and with the increasing gentrification of the LES, there is slim chance that there ever will be. The diverse, inclusive, artistic community that keeps it alive through the never-ending stream of art exhibitions, installations, poetry readings, music nights... is a living, breathing homage to decades past - it's managed to retain its bohemian charm and artistic edge embodying the spirit of it's, now blind, 76 years young, founder Steve. Enjoy these 'takeaways' from the Tribes brown couch, and if you're ever in the neighbourhood, drop in and share your art. (seen here Tribes Stories: The Gangster Poet El Extrreme Luis Chaluisan) SAVE TRIBES Learn more about the pending eviction of Steve Cannon from his LES abode here: New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/07/nyregion/07tribes.html?_r=0 The Indypendent: http://www.indypendent.org/2011/05/19/the-last-of-the-bohemians/?cat=9 https://vimeo.com/37207609
La Jugada En Puerto Rico: Gracias a Maria Hernandez habilidades de organización, he comenzado el proceso de vivir en Puerto Rico una vez que el documental "Rocker Roller Rican" se completa haciendo las rondas de los festivales de cine en los Estados Unidos. Mis amigos Eric Ayala y Dr. Linda Maria Rodriguez Guglielmoni tambien apoyan la idea de mi regreso a Puerto Rico y ahora tengo contactos establecidos con más de 1000 músicos de la isla.
¿Cuál es mi plan de regresar a Puerto Rico? La isla tiene una rica tradición musical y de los músicos boricuas que están jugando todo tipo de música. María Hernández ha cubierto la República Dominicana. Tina Chaluisan tiene la escena cultural de EE.UU. en control. Y Izzy Sanabria sigue siendo la principal fuente de noticias internacionales sobre Salsa. Sentimos tener salsamagazine.com sede en Puerto Rico dará lugar a la presentación de informes sobre la próxima gran cosa en la música latina.https://www.facebook.com/groups/salsamagazine/
salsamagazine.com in Puerto Rico http://lnkd.in/dqWSM6u Mientras que mi traslado a Mayagüez, Puerto Rico está listo para el 2016, ya he comenzado a comunicar con músicos de la isla. La ciudad de Ponce está sólo una hora en coche de Mayaguez. Aquí hay algo de información sobre la ciudad: salsamagazine.com in Puerto Rico http://lnkd.in/dqWSM6u
Thanks to Maria Hernandez organizational skills, I have begun the process of moving back to Puerto Rico once the documentary "Rocker Roller Rican" is completed making the rounds of film festivals in the United States. My friends Eric Ayala and Linda Rodriguez support the idea of my relocating to Puerto Rico and I now have established contact with more than a 1000 musicians on the island www.reverbnation.com/luischaluisan
What is my plan about returning to Puerto Rico? The island has a rich musical tradition and Boricua Musicians are playing all types of music. Maria Hernandez has the Dominican Republic covered. Tina Chaluisan has the US Cultural scene in control. And Izzy Sanabria remains the main source international Salsa news. We feel having salsamagazine.com based in Puerto Rico will result in reporting on the next big thing in Latin music.
While my relocation to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico is set for 2016, I have already begun to communicate with musicians on the island. The town of Ponce is only an hour away by car from Mayaguez. Here's some information about the town: salsamagazine.com in Puerto Rico http://lnkd.in/dqWSM6u
Interesting day. First my phone went completely awry and couldn't use it all day. I thought I had to buy a new one immediately. Then at 6:30 PM it began receiving a signal. Let's see if it was just a temporary problem given there were tornado winds that swept through the region last night and perhaps Towers were affected. To pass the time I re-entered the world of You Tube and have set up a Private channel to store the footage for the upcoming documentary Rocker Roller Rican and perhaps release the finished work both on pay per view Vimeo and You Tube (by the way BLIP TV sent me a nice check for the WEPAwebTV stations we shut down.) The organizing of the 3000+ DVD's I completed this weekend has put me on a path of structure very different from my early forays into creating web content. You Tube wants to be the new TV. As such, my professional experience in Broadcast television (and the experience producing the Latin NY Salsa Explosion) is guiding me back to my true Producer qualifications. I can truly say all the elements have come together so I can create the quintessential piece summing up the 38 years since I went professional in 1975 with the Alliance of Latin Artists and our Ronald Chaluisan, Luis E Figueroa Jr Al Brizuela ADORACION Dance Company in NYC. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNEbUMo9jMSsX84uh0-fmA
"Extreme Beats" roughrican productions (c) 2013 http://www.reverbnation.com/luischaluisan/album/51118-extreme-beats El Extreme Luis Chaluisan Collaboration Project with ReverbNation Associates. Feel free to download and add your Spoken Word/Instrumentation/Vocal for inclusion on our Recognition Awards 2014 Celebration. Rocker Roller Rican WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater 1. Parental Control 2. Wild Redux 3. El BX Reggaeton 4. Memories and Dreams 5. Cha Cha Hip Hop 6. BK Reggaeton 7. Nuyo Reggaeton 8. King Beat 9. Nuyorican Swing 10.Dangerous Mind 11.BX Riviera