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Luis Chaluisan-El Extreme / Blog

To be honored in Mayaguez Puerto Rico is beyond category

To be honored is one thing. But to be honored in the land of our family (Borinquen) particularly in our hometown of Mayaguez is the greatest accolade I receive in my life. It is better than a Grammy, an Academy Award, an Emmy and even a Pulitizer. My life is about discovery and in the week I spend in Mayaguez I witness so much talent that I am humbled to be declared "un hijo de Mayaguez" a day after I meet one of the island's treasures, Shorty Castro del Barrio Paris, while he is honored. A pure inspiration for me as a dancer, singer, actor, poet and comedian. And it is all because of my parents que son del Barrio Balboa y La Quinta. Thank you for honoring my work Sociedad Autentica De Coleccionistas Musica Popular Oeste De P.R. Junior Cancel Efrain Bayron Barbosa Para ser honrado es una cosa. Pero para ser honrado en la tierra de nuestra familia (Borinquen) particularmente en nuestra ciudad natal de Mayagüez es el mayor galardón que recibo en mi vida. Es mejor que un Grammy, un Oscar, un Emmy y hasta un Pulitizer. Mi vida es de el descubrimiento y en la semana que me paso en Mayagüez soy testigo de tanto talento que me siento muy honrado de ser declarado "un hijo de Mayagüez", un día después de que me encuentro con uno de los tesoros de la isla, Shorty Castro (del Barrio París), mientras él es honrado. El es Una pura inspiración para mí como bailarín, cantante, actor, poeta y humorista. Y es todo por mi hijo padres (que son del Barrio Balboa y La Quinta.) Gracias por honrar mi trabajo Sociedad Autentica De Coleccionistas Musica Popular Oeste Sociedad Autentica De Coleccionistas Musica Popular Oeste De P.R. Junior Cancel Efrain Bayron Barbosa Presented by WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater WEPAwebTV Roughrican Productions Rocker Roller Rican vlɒɡ Salsamagazine.com 2014 Recognition Awards Federico Chaluisan Ronald Chaluisan Batlle Editors WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater Eric Ayala L.f. Chaluisan Batlle El Extreme Luis Chaluisan Luis Chaluisan

Balboa Nights Lunes 20 Abril 2015 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Balboa Nights Lunes 20 Abril 2015 Centro Comunal, Barrio Trastalleres Entrada Gratis 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Calle Caracas 00682 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Cerca De Colegio Agricultura Artes Mecanicas Mayaguez Reconocimiento y Rendimiento El Extreme Luis Chaluisan Historia de la Familia-Cuentos-Percusión-Bromas-Poemas-Sorpresas Sociedad Autentica De Coleccionistas Musica Popular Oeste De P.R. Hosted by: Junior Cancel Efrain Bayron Barbosa Featuring Eric Ayala, Linda Maria Rodriguez Guglielmoni Luis Chaluisan Plus Invited guest performers http://www.luischaluisan.com/ Free preview and dropbox download of "Salsa The Untold Story" http://lnkd.in/dmpyhpX 27 minutes https://www.facebook.com/EspirituSalsa Presented by WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater WEPAwebTV Roughrican Productions Rocker Roller Rican vlɒɡ Salsamagazine.com 2014 Recognition Awards Federico Chaluisan L.f. Chaluisan Batlle Editors WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater Maria Hernandez

David Amram regarding April 20, 2015 honorary ceremony for Luis Chaluisan

From David Amram regarding April 20, 2015 honorary ceremony prepared by La Sociedad Autentica De Coleccionistas Musica Popular Oeste De P.R. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico hosted by Junior Cancel Efrain Bayron Barbosa in recognition of my work "Since all you do is a reflection of how to deal with all obstacles and see the Beauty part in spite of it all, NYC is a hard place to get enthusiasm from the people in charge of the store, because they have all been trained to HATE THEMSELVES!!And regardless of the fortune they may have spent to get an education to prepare them to become leaders in society and especially those who are administrating cultural institutions, if you never learned how to sing or dance or find the joy in hanging out with others just for the sake of learning more and enjoying the moment, the idea of “Culture” is always the anthropologist’s idea of robbing a skull from a burial site, putting in a bottle of Formaldehyde and dispensing drops at a time to the chosen few who have a morbid fascination with what they consider primitive (NOT primal!!) So to be in a place where your heritage is respected, and your struggles are understood is just WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED!! (And in Mayaguez, you will have His prescription filled!!) What you are doing will eventually be appreciated by a new generation everywhere when they can see the WORK that you do, and have that stand on its own, and THEN when they hear your war stories of how you survived and continued to do what you have been doing, that will be appreciated post rebus!!! (After the fact) This is what happened (and is still HAPPENING) with Jack Kerouac, Charlie Parker and an army of innovative people who kept on their path no matter what!! Brooklyn College is giving me an Honorary Doctor of the Arts and having me as their keynote speaker this May, and like yourself, anything i have done , and still try to do, comes from all the terrific people I have been blessed to know who have taught and continue to teach me how to try to be more human and see the beauty that surrounds us. When you danced (with Rose M. Hernandez) and the Brooklyn Phil back in 1977 in the Park, some of the musicians who were there who are still alive REMEMBER that moment and i always will as well! Like yourself, i have received quite a bit of static over the years for not doing what others thought I should do,and the more it was for real and the more joyous and spontaneous it was, the heavier the static was!! But as Miles so eloquently entitled his great 1959 song……”SO WHAT?”" Presented by WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater WEPAwebTV Roughrican Productions Rocker Roller Rican vlɒɡ Salsamagazine.com 2014 Recognition Awards Federico Chaluisan Maria Hernandez Editors WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater Luis Chaluisan L.f. Chaluisan Batlle http://www.luischaluisan.com/ El Extreme Luis Chaluisan David Amram amramdavid@aol.com www.davidamram.com

Luis Chaluisan (El Extreme) on 60 Minutes

One of the most exciting times in my life is when I returned to Hartford CT in 1997 and hooked up again with Tony Gonzalez of Orq Espada) plus ended up landing on the Champion Slam Poetry Team representing the State in Austin, Texas (accompanied by brother Ronald Chaluisan Batlle) and Chicago, Illinois. Long before Def Jam Poetry on HBO, The National Slam Championships were the benchmark events recognizing poets throughout the United States. The Ct. teams I was on landed in 5th place (1997) and 7th Place nationally (1998) out of two hundred teams each year with Scott Goetchius as the best anchor we ever had on those two teams along with Eileen Albrizio Dan "Un Segreto Bello" and Nick Stargu. The other great thing that happened is that CBS 60 Minutes filmed the 10th Anniversary Slam in Chicago and I appeared in the report. My dad saw the report plus the folks at my then job in Bridgeport also caught it. When I lived in Puerto Rico in 2007 I helped coach the University of Puerto Rico Slam Poetry Team in Mayaguez and one of the members of that team had a VHS of the report. But as for me, all I ever had was a photo of me competing in the Hartford Trials (see attached.) Well, Maria Hernandez did some research and found we could still order the report from 60 Minutes. And today, they contacted me and forwarded an invoice so I can order a DVD. I cannot use the program other than for personal viewing and I've signed off on it that is exactly what I will do. I intend to make it a gift to my mother Ana Chaluisan so she can put it with the other mementos she has kept of her children's careers. Thank you God for this great development.

Balboa Nights April 20, 2015

Mayaguez Puerto Rico Recognition and Performance Sociedad Autentica De Coleccionistas Musica Popular Oeste De P.R. Inclusion in "Esta Vida Boricua" by Sonja Mongar https://lnkd.in/brx7rt2 and successful screening of "Rocker Roller Rican" at the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival http://lnkd.in/dZm8Ny5 created by Veronica Caicedo (plus archival of Little Otis/El Extreme music in the Jerome Library at Bowling Green State University by William L Schurk) has led to some exciting developments. My work is being honored in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico April 20, 2015 by La Sociedad Autentica De Coleccionistas Musica Popular Oeste De P.R.. Mike Tapp (Producer MNN Time Warner Cable of "Rocker Roller Rican") is working out details for the two of us to visit Havana Cuba this upcoming summer. Plus Maria Hernandez (Director of "Rocker Roller Rican") is hard at work setting up University Dates in the United States with a multi-media lecture/performance presentation based on my professional experiences outlined in https://lnkd.in/b-SRpTU VAYA! More on Sonja S. Mongar, MFA, Associate Professor of English - University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez - (2002-2014) instructor Western Connecticut State Low Residency MFA in Professional & Creative Writing (2008-current) Project Director & Managing Editor Esta Vida Boricua

Happy New Year 2015!

Peace and blessings Maria "Lola Magdalena" and El Extreme Luis Chaluisan


Thank you all who have been writing to us on FB, G Mail and ReverbNation plus calling our office to express their appreciation of the documentary "Rocker Roller Rican." The doc contains a reworked version of a documentary I did on Mr Salsa Izzy Sanabria in 2011 "The Latin NY Salsa Explosion". https://vimeo.com/112006153 Here, just for our Salsa Magazine Subscribers, is that original version which has served as the launching pad for an upcoming 2015 documentary "Discovering Mr Salsa". El Extreme Luis Chaluisan Mr Salsa Izzy Sanabria Luis Chaluisan Salsamagazine.com 2014 Recognition Awards WEPAwebTV Roughrican Productions WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater Mayaguez Rocker Roller Rican https://www.facebook.com/EspirituSalsa

Free Tickets For Screening Of "Rocker Roller Rican"

Free Tickets For Screening Of "Rocker Roller Rican" http://lnkd.in/bsHm9pT Friday November 14, 2014 6:00 PM Leo C. Stern Theater-The Mount Sinai Medical Center 1190 5th Ave New York, NY 10029 (Cross Street E. 101st Street). (Screening is at 6:30 PM) Any questions? You may call us at 347-526-2670 El Extreme Luis Chaluisan http://www.reverbnation.com/luischaluisan


Very Grateful for acceptance of my work in Bowling Green and archiving of Sentinel Tribune Newspaper Articles by Arts and Entertainment Editor-Reporter David Dupont. Archive of all previous articles (7) Thanks! El Extreme Luis Chaluisan http://www.sent-trib.com/search/?t=article&q=luis+chaluisan — at Sentinel-Tribune.

2122 views "ROCKER ROLLER RICAN" "Salsa The Untold Story"

3 Fold Release August 1, 2014 WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater Release 3: 1189 Views Release 2: 509 Views Release 1: 424 Views Aug 1, 2014 Google Plus 2,000,000 views Sept 1, 2014 Google Plus 2,189,478 views https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LuisChaluisan/posts We have offered daily reports since establishing Salsa Magazine on Facebook in February 2011. Between March 2012 and August 2012 we attracted 2 Million votes for the top 40 Salsa Magazine Fan Favorites as reported by the Sentinel Tribune (Results: https://www.facebook.com/Salsamagazine.comSalsaMusicAwards2012). We established the Google Plus Stream in October 2012 and surpassed the 2 million view mark on August 1.https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LuisChaluisan/posts Currently, we have surpassed 7,000 Subscribers on https://www.facebook.com/groups/salsamagazine/. This fall we will be unveiling a weekly on line glossy edition of the Magazine on our subsidiary Google Plus Stream which currently has attracted more than 280,773 views views since launching 5 months ago https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LuisChaluisandoctoral/posts. Our Interactive Media Site on ReverbNation Site is currently in the Top Ten of the Global Spoken Word Charts http://www.reverbnation.com/luischaluisan. Our team keeps in constant communication with our 14 sites we own via Iphone, Standard PC and now Ipads to ensure immediate reaction to what we publish and produce. Analytics shows the documentary Rocker Roller Rican has been download more than 10,000 times (featuring The World Wide Salsa Explosion) The documentary can be seen/downloaded off of Google Blogspot via the Rocker Roller Rican Blog. There’s more in store when we return from our vacation break with a multitude of information and entertainment. Stay Tuned! El Extreme Luis Chaluisan — with El Extreme Luis Chaluisan and 3 others at WEPAwebTV - New Edge Theater.