Salsa Magazine on the road with Maria Hernandez and Luis Chaluisan

Maria Hernandez Salsa Magazine

Salsa Magazine on the road with Maria Hernandez
“I am ready to begin my trip to Colombia and Ecuador to meet with our clients and fans of “Salsa Magazine” I am also meeting with a shaman to bless our group. Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world. A shaman is a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits, who typically enters into a trance state during a ritual, and practices divination and healing.
Estoy lista para comenzar mi viaje a Colombia y Ecuador para cumplir con nuestros clientes y fanaticos de “Salsa Magazine” Yo también voy a visitar con un chamán para bendecir a nuestro grupo. El chamanismo es una práctica que implica un practicante alcanzar estados alterados de conciencia con el fin de encontrar e interactuar con el mundo de los espíritus y canalizar estas energías trascendentales en este mundo. Un chamán es una persona considera que tiene acceso a, y su influencia en el mundo de los espíritus benévolos y malévolos, que normalmente entra en un estado de trance durante un ritual, y practique la adivinación y la curación.” 

Luis Chaluisan Salsa Magazine Caribbean Swing

Passport in hand. Home cleaned. Bags packed. Plane tickets and hotels paid for in full. Cameras loaded and charged. I pads at the ready. Laptops with 100 GB cleared to use for documentation. FBI criminal background checks succesfully cleared. Swinging through Caribbean on special assingment for Salsa Magazine-WEPAwebTv including Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and Rincon International Film Festival while Maria Hernandez takes off to Colombia and Ecuador y mas. Next stop later on the journey El Regreso por la gracia de Dios a Nueva Inglaterra.para unirme con Orq Espada Orquesta Espada,Tony Gonzalez, David Goya Gonzalez, Luis R. Roman, Marco Ocasio.

Linda Maria Rodriguez Guglielmoni Saturday, April 18th World Premier. “The Coconut Man”. International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival. BRAVO! Time: 6:00PM Place: La Copa Llena @ the Black Eagle Saturday, April 18. 2015 See More at www.RinconFilm.com

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 Luis Chaluisan El Extreme Luis Chaluisan Editors WEPAwebTV – New Edge Theater

Notas para mi presentación en Mayagüez Puerto Rico. Luis Chaluisan Salsa Magazine

Brother Sister Teressa y Juan Batlle 1920 La Quinta Mayaguez Puerto Rico

Notas para mi presentación en Mayagüez Puerto Rico. En los días de mis padres personas escriben en diarios personales y envian cartas. “Declamadores” cantan noticias musicales sobre los acontecimientos del día. Discos incluyen la voz de Daniel Santos, Mon Rivera, Rafael Hernández y más. Don Luis Chaluisan es un barbero en la calle McKinley, Don Ruperto Medina es dueno de su tienda en la calle luna y esquina betances puente de paris y Don Juan Batlle combina ser un carnicero en la calle Balboa y político Republicano Vice Alcalde Municipal de la Quinta.

Notes for my presentation in Mayaguez Puerto Rico. In the days of my parents people write in personal diaries and letters. “Declamadores” create musical news stories about the events of the day. Records feature the voice of Daniel Santos, Mon Rivera, Rafael Hernandez and more. Don Luis Chaluisan is a barber on McKinley Street, Don Ruperto Medina tended to his store on Calle Luna y Esquina Betances Puente de Paris and Juan Batlle combines being a butcher en la calle balboa and stalwart Republican politico en La Quinta.

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

Luis Chaluisan Balboa Nights Monday April 20, 2015 Centro Comunal, Barrio Trastalleres Calle Caracas 00682 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

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Balboa Nights Monday April 20, 2015
Centro Comunal, Barrio Trastalleres
Calle Caracas 00682 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
(Cerca De Colegio Agricultura-Artes Mecanicas Mayaguez P.R.)
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Recognition and Performance

Sociedad Autentica De Coleccionistas Musica Popular Oeste De P.R.
Hosted by: Junior Cancel, Efrain Bayron Barbosa

Featuring El Extreme Luis Chaluisan,

Eric Ayala , Linda Maria Rodriguez Guglielmoni

Invited guest performers

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Updated Daily
http://www.luischaluisan.com/
Free preview and dropbox download of

“Salsa The Untold Story” 

http://lnkd.in/dmpyhpX 27 minutes

ROCKER ROLLER RICAN
Directed by: Maria Hernandez WEPAwebTV – New Edge Theater
Produced by: Mike Tapp MNN Time Warner Cable
Associate Producer: Ronald Chaluisan Batlle
Featuring: L.f. Chaluisan Batlle plus
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 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 – A Nuyorican Adventure
“It is an edgy take on a unique slice of Latino culture, presented with a very personal perspective.”
Tom Zapiecki Production Manager at WBGU-TV
“Measured yet expressive, delivered with a weight and authority”
Toledo Blade community news WBGU-FM
“Among all the cookie cutters I’ve worked with over the years, Luis Chaluisan is truly unique.”
Gerry Brooks Anchor news at 6, and 11 p.m WVIT-NBC CT.
“It’s all the things that Luis Chaluisan is: infectious, deep, passionate, life-loving, beyond brilliant.”
Gary Lee Washington Post
Being Submitted To:
International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival Rincon International Film Festival Bogotá Short Film Festival / Festival de Cortos de Bogotá -…(WORLDWIDE SALSA EXPLOSION) Sundance Film Festival Tribeca Film Festival
Critical Reviews of Luis Chaluisan’s Work:
“Let the man talk to you for a half hour about his life and he’ll make Jack Kerouac look like Emily Dickinson.” Adam Klasfeld – Theater Mania
“Luis Chaluisan is a born storyteller. His gift for capturing the heart and soul of each character he portrays is not only convincing, but also inspiring. The show is full of humor, insight, poetry, and Puerto Rican pride. Chaluisan’s smooth-talking narrator introduces the various vignettes with articulate wit and wisdom. One is a heartfelt homage to the original poets of the Nuyorican venue. His unique voice as a writer clearly displays his poetic influences”
Elias Stimac – Backstage
“In an era when spoken-word poetry has carved out a niche in slam competitions and even on HBO’s Def Poetry, Chaluisan’s work is old- school – often as literate as it is lyrical, stuffed with images drawn from New York City life. Clem Richardson, NY Daily News –NY Daily News”
Clem Richardson – NY Daily News
“An exceptional surprise. Juan Moreno, Diario La Prensa –Diario La Prensa”
Juan Moreno – Diario La Prensa
“El Extreme was the most innovative combo that I heard cranking out a compelling blast of pure fun that smashed the barrier between funk, rap, jazz and blues. They call their music “Psychotic Latin Blues,” and that’s exactly what tey sounded like- a great big Captain Beefheart-meets Sun Ra in Puerto Rico Jam. EDITOR & PUBLISHER Stephen Leon Metroland Albany NY”
Stephen Leon – Metroland
“Poet Performer recognized for groundbreaking work. Performing since the 1970’s Chaluisan, a Wakefield resident, says he is honored by the recent recognition of his work … but says “My goal has been to develop the art form and bring it to people who generally don’t see it.”” Noah Fowle – BX TIMES
“I think Spic Chic is strong stuff, right in the Nuyorican tradition. Poems and then stories back into poems that are often emotionally moving. A self exploration in a non-chronological history consistent in language and point of view, it is clearly a highly personalized work that is successful in the Nuyorican free-style genre and successful in the broader sense as well. David Henderson, author, ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky: Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child”
David Henderson – Steve Cannon’s A Gathering Of The Tribes Reviews
“Luis Chaluisan you have done so much for salsa music keeping it in the eyes and ears of so many. Your poems, music reviews and general news reach the masses and you shed light on the new, when people thought it was lost.” Jose Vazquez-Cofresi – Orquesta SCC
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The Life and Loves of Lola Magdalena – Luis Chaluisan Salsa Magazine roughrican – Spic Chic excerpt

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The Life and Loves of Lola Magdalena – Luis Chaluisan

Salsa Magazine roughrican – Spic Chic excerpt 

Salsa Hip Hop B Boy Face Off a la Boogie Man from Luis Chaluisan WEPAwebTV on Vimeo.

Salsa Magazine Special Series “Integrity 2015″: Millie Puente – Luis Chaluisan

Luis Chaluisan Salsa Magazine Millie Puente

Salsa Magazine Special Series “Integrity 2015″: Millie Puente no puede separarse de la música. Cantar y tocar las congas son parte fundamental en su vida y de la herencia puertorriqueña de sus padres: “Yo creo que en Puerto Rico cantan hasta los perros”, dijo Puente, quien nació en Nueva York hace 48 veranos, pero ahora reside en Tampa. Con dos décadas de carrera musical, ha ofrecido conciertos por todo el mundo: Francia, Alemania, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, China, Japón e Israel, entre otros países. Y ha compartido escenario con Rubén Blades, Celia Cruz y Oscar D’León, entre otros. Conoce a Millie P y todos sus aventuras y giras a través de todo el mundo. Todo para la honra y gloria de Dios. 


Millie Puente is inseparable from her music. Singing and playing the congas is a fundamental part of her life coming from a Puerto Rican heritage. Millie Puente, was born in Broxn New York and resides presently in Tampa Florida. Virgen Milagros is her legal name, although her mothers name is also Milagros but her mother decided to call her “Millie”. Known in music as Millie Puente. She worked for a long time with her uncle, Tito Puente who died in 2000 and he was called the “King of the Timbales”. In 1990 Millie Puente recorded her first album called Tito Puente Presents Millie P. and was nominated Best Album and Best Tropical Music in the American Grammy awards. Tito felt very proud that he was the Producer and Musical Director of Millie Puente first album Millie’s talent was there since child hood. She developed her percussion playing alongside musicians especially next to the great legendary Tito Puente who was her teacher Millie Puente traveled and performed all over the world: France, Germany, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, Spana, Venezuela, China, Japan, and Israel Canada, los Angeles, among other countries. She shared the stage with Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz, Oscar D’Leon, Santitos Colon, Cheo Feliciano, Jose Alberto El Canario, Orquesta La Luz, Poncho Sanchez Sheli E Pete Escobido Tito Nieves, Ismael Miranda, Mongo Santamaria Sergio Goerge Giovani Hidargo, Tony Vega, Johnny Pacheco, Domingo Quinones. Aside from the music, Millie Puente was in a film called The Mambo Kings in the early 90s, with Antonio Banderas, Armand Lanzante Celia Cruz And legendary Tito Puente with Antonio Banderas, Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. http://produccionesmilliepuente.com/

Salsa Magazine Special Series “Integrity 2015″: Millie Puente-Luis Chaluisan from Luis Chaluisan WEPAwebTV on Vimeo.

Maripily: Luis Chaluisan Salsa Magazine Salsa Magazine-WEPAwebTV “I am your one way ticket”

Luis Chaluisan Salsa Magazine Maripily

Maripily

María del Pilar Rivera, pero conocida por todos como Maripily es empresaria, modelo, animadora, actriz, ex reina de belleza y periodista. Pero su mejor trabajo es el de ser madre de tiempo completo de su único hijo Joe Joe. Nacida el 15 de junio de 1977 en Ponce, Puerto Rico, desde muy pequeña fue muy pegada a su madre, doña Pilar Borrero, quien lamentablemente falleció en un accidente de tránsito cuando Maripily pasaba por uno de los momento más felices de su vida: la llegada de su hijo. La herencia que le dejó su madre y el haberse formado en la Universidad Interamericana en donde estudió periodismo, le sirvieron de armas para desarrollar dos carreras a la vez: en el mundo de la televisión y como empresaria. Mientras abría su propia boutique donde nacieron los famosos mahones (jeans) que hoy es su sello característicos de Maripily y un éxito absoluto, comenzó a convertirse en uno de los personajes más buscados y queridos de Puertos Rico y con la fama también le llegaría la polémica. Maripily trabajó en Wapa TV junto a Héctor Marcano en el show “Eso vale”, en “No te duermas”. En JAM para Telemundo internacional. Fue una de las protagonistas del reality show “Famosas VIP” para la cadena Telefutura y participó en el show nocturno “Noche de Perros”.
Con cuatro exitosos calendarios en su historia, Maripily amplió su rubro empresarial a los mahones le siguieron las carteras, zapatos y la reciente línea de trajes de baño y ejercicios. También incursionó en el teatro protagonizando con éxito absoluto “Los Monólogos de la Vagina”.

“Rocker Roller Rican” Luis Chaluisan Salsa Magazine-WEPAwebTV-roughrican MNN Productions

Luis Chaluisan Salsa Magazine Rocker Roller Rican

Rocker Roller Rican begins with film of Internationally recognized Nuyorican Performer El Extreme Luis Chaluisan in October 1975 at Amherst College (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
By: Maria Hernandez
Executive Director
WEPAwebTV-Managing Editor
Salsa Magazine 7,700+ members

ROCKER ROLLER RICAN
Directed by: Maria Hernandez WEPAwebTV – New Edge Theater
Produced by: Mike Tapp MNN Time Warner Cable
Associate Producer: Ronald Chaluisan
Featuring: L.f. Chaluisan Batlle plus
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 – A Nuyorican Adventure
“It is an edgy take on a unique slice of Latino culture, presented with a very personal perspective.”
Tom Zapiecki Production Manager at WBGU-TV

“Measured yet expressive, delivered with a weight and authority”
Toledo Blade community news WBGU-FM

“Among all the cookie cutters I’ve worked with over the years, Luis Chaluisan is truly unique.”
Gerry Brooks Anchor news at 6, and 11 p.m WVIT-NBC CT.

“It’s all the things that Luis Chaluisan is: infectious, deep, passionate, life-loving, beyond brilliant.”
Gary Lee Washington Post

Featured at International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

Critical Reviews of Luis Chaluisan’s Work:
“Let the man talk to you for a half hour about his life and he’ll make Jack Kerouac look like Emily Dickinson.” Adam Klasfeld – Theater Mania

“Luis Chaluisan is a born storyteller. His gift for capturing the heart and soul of each character he portrays is not only convincing, but also inspiring. The show is full of humor, insight, poetry, and Puerto Rican pride. Chaluisan’s smooth-talking narrator introduces the various vignettes with articulate wit and wisdom. One is a heartfelt homage to the original poets of the Nuyorican venue. His unique voice as a writer clearly displays his poetic influences”
Elias Stimac – Backstage

“In an era when spoken-word poetry has carved out a niche in slam competitions and even on HBO’s Def Poetry, Chaluisan’s work is old- school – often as literate as it is lyrical, stuffed with images drawn from New York City life. Clem Richardson, NY Daily News –NY Daily News”
Clem Richardson – NY Daily News

“An exceptional surprise. Juan Moreno, Diario La Prensa –Diario La Prensa”
Juan Moreno – Diario La Prensa

“El Extreme was the most innovative combo that I heard cranking out a compelling blast of pure fun that smashed the barrier between funk, rap, jazz and blues. They call their music “Psychotic Latin Blues,” and that’s exactly what tey sounded like- a great big Captain Beefheart-meets Sun Ra in Puerto Rico Jam. EDITOR & PUBLISHER Stephen Leon Metroland Albany NY”
Stephen Leon – Metroland

“Poet Performer recognized for groundbreaking work. Performing since the 1970’s Chaluisan, a Wakefield resident, says he is honored by the recent recognition of his work … but says “My goal has been to develop the art form and bring it to people who generally don’t see it.”” Noah Fowle – BX TIMES

“I think Spic Chic is strong stuff, right in the Nuyorican tradition. Poems and then stories back into poems that are often emotionally moving. A self exploration in a non-chronological history consistent in language and point of view, it is clearly a highly personalized work that is successful in the Nuyorican free-style genre and successful in the broader sense as well. David Henderson, author, ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky: Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child”
David Henderson – Steve Cannon’s A Gathering Of The Tribes Reviews

“Luis Chaluisan you have done so much for salsa music keeping it in the eyes and ears of so many. Your poems, music reviews and general news reach the masses and you shed light on the new, when people thought it was lost.” Jose Vazquez-Cofresi – Orquesta SCC

In late 2008, Fly by Night Press (a subsidiary of A Gathering of the Tribes, NYC) opted to publish a compendium of poetry, photos, artwork, comedic essays and short stories dating back to 1975 under the title of Spic Chic (The Adventures of the Last Nuyorican), written by Luis Chaluisan (aka El Extreme). The term “Spic Chic” caused controversy in 1974 when it was used on the Bill Boggs mid-day talk show – then aired on Metromedia Channel 5 in NYC (now Fox Television).
The offhand remark was offered by Latin NY magazine editors to describe the infusion of vivid colors by Latino clothes designers then making their mark on NY’s fashion world. The latter part of the promotional title (The Adventures of the Last Nuyorican) is based on a humorous quip in 2005 from Nuyorican poet Papoleto Melendez that “El Extreme represents the torn page” from the canon of previously published Nuyorican writers who flourished in the 1970’s and ‘80’s.
Meanwhile, writer David Henderson (‘Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky: Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child) is a bit more serious stating, “I think Spic Chic is strong stuff, right in the Nuyorican tradition. Poems and then stories back into poems that are often emotionally moving. A self exploration in a non-chronological history consistent in language and point of view, it is clearly a highly personalized work that is successful in the Nuyorican free-style genre and successful in the broader sense as
well.” Both observations are welcomed by Bronx bred author Chaluisan – now residing in Brownsville, Brooklyn – who states, “I could have chased a traditional path in developing my work but I was having too much manic fun being off-beat and, besides, God had other plans for my creative life.” With the publication of “Narrative of a Hybrid” in the Polemic Anthology (1976, Straight Ahead Press – Amherst, Massachusetts) Luis Chaluisan joined the ranks of period Nuyorican writers that included Pedro Pietri (“Puerto Rican Obituary” 1973), Miguel Pinero (Short Eyes 1973) and Lefty Barretto (Nobody’s Hero 1976). Mentored by Black Panther cultural minister Ed Bullins and later by Young Lord Eddie Figueroa (founder of the “New Rican Village” on the Lower East Side of New York) Chaluisan was invited to join the NY Public Theater’s emerging playwright unit headed by Crispin Larengeira in the summer of 1977. A chance meeting with magazine editor-in-chief Soledad Santiago paved the way for Chaluisan to land a job at Latin NY magazine – the nation’s first successful long term English language monthly publication focusing on Latino (primarily Puerto Rican vis-a-vis Nuyorican) arts and culture. The nineteen year old Chaluisan rose up the ranks from reporter to music editor between 1977-79 under the
tutelage of Latin NY publisher Izzy Sanabria which led to his being hired by WCBS network affiliate WFSB (Channel 3) in Hartford, Connecticut in June of 1979. For the next twenty fgive years he worked as a TV investigative reporter, producer, writer and marketing executive for PBS (Bowling Green, Ohio), Telemundo (Tucson, Arizona/Yakima, Washington), WCBS Channel 2 (New York), and News 12 Long Island, along with stints at radio station WGB in Albany among other mainstream media outlets in the US. Upon leaving the news business in 1997 and resettling in Hartford, CT, Chaluisan (once again performing fulltime as “El Extreme”) began to disseminate work he had developed as a musical composer and poet/essayist with his own indie rock groups dating back to 1982 (Little Otis and The Upsetters, The Blankets of Doom, La Gran Orquesta El Extreme, Gang Bang Bang, and El Extreme’s Electric Cabaret.). The effort led to his inclusion in the
National Slam Poetry movement as a State Slam Champion for CT. (1998/1999 in Austin, Texas and Chicago, Illinois.) His semi-final performance was captured on film by CBS’ Sixty Minutes and featured in the news magazine’s report on the tenth anniversary of the Slam movement. In 2000 he returned to NYC and set to work on organizing his written work and professional notes describing his media/educational experience which resulted in the off-Broadway play Spic Chic: S.panish P.eople I.n C.ontrol (initially a 2001 workshop at the Nuyorican Café in Manhattan with later runs at the Chelsea Playhouse and Spanish Repertory Theater). The performance at El Repertorio Espanol garnered the attention of producers for the 2004 Biennale Festival in Bonn, Germany where Spic Chic had its European premiere at the Bonn Opera House Theater. In the meantime, Chaluisan was approached by film director Henry Chalfant (“Style Wars”) to contribute both content and interview source material to the award winning documentary “From Mambo to Hip Hop” which aired on PBS in 2006. In 2007, Chaluisan moved to Puerto Rico after the death of his father Federico Chaluisan to spend a year in mourning and soaking in the poetry/writer’s scene at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, PR. With the help of University students and Professor Linda Rodriguez, El Extreme reemerged writing in both English and Spanish.

Presented by WEPAwebTV – New Edge Theater WEPAwebTV Roughrican ProductionsRocker Roller Rican vlɒɡ Salsamagazine.com 2014 Recognition Awards Federico Chaluisan L.f. Chaluisan Batlle Editors WEPAwebTV – New Edge Theater Luis Chaluisan El Extreme Luis Chaluisan