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Mark Guerrero Lecture / Performance

     This webpage is dedicated to the lectures and lecture/performances I've done at universities, museums, cultural centers, and other venues over the years.  My lecture/performances consist of projected still images with commentary, video clips, "live" musical performances, and a question and answer session.  I have two different presentations.  One is on the history of Chicano rock, the other a tribute to the life and career of my father, the late great "Father of Chicano Music," Lalo Guerrero.  The latter lecture/performance also includes video clips of my performances with my father and a history of my musical relationship with him.  In 2015, I taught "The History of The Beatles, Part 1 & 2" for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Palm Desert, California campus of California State University at San Bernardino. Below is a list of venues where I've done the aforementioned and other related presentations.  Below the list is the same list with details, photos, flyers, and in some cases links to stories I've written about my lecture/performances.
 


List of Venues
(at a glance)

Cal State San Bernardino (Palm Desert campus)- Palm Desert California (Oct. 21, 2016)
Cal State San Bernardino (Palm Desert campus)
- Palm Desert California (Jan. 15- April 24, 2015)
Resource Center For Non-Violence-
Santa Cruz, California (February 21, 2015)
The Ohio State University
- Columbus, Ohio (March 31, 2014)
Cal State San Bernardino (Palm Desert campus)-
Palm Desert California (February 28, 2014)
California State University, San Bernardino-
San Bernardino, California (February 11, 2014)
California State University, San Bernardino-
San Bernardino, California (January 14, 2014)
College of the Desert
- Palm Desert, California (October 14, 2013)
The Nile Nite Club- Bakersfield, California (February 9, 2013)
Arte Americas, Casa de la Cultura- Fresno, California (January 11, 2013)
Museum of Ventura County- Ventura, California (October 9, 2011)
University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.)- Westwood, California (May 2, 2011)
Museo Cultural- Santa Fe, New Mexico (September 25, 2010)
East Los Angeles Library (August 28, 2010)
San Diego Mesa College- San Diego, California (November 11, 2009)
Barrio Station- San Diego, California(November 8, 2009)
Grammy Museum- Los Angeles, California (September 24, 2009)
National Hispanic University- San Jose, California (July 2, 2009)

University of California at Santa Barbara- Santa Barbara, California (May 8, 2008)
Marin County Civic Center- San Rafael, California (March 29, 2007)
University of California at Riverside (Palm Desert campus)- (March 23, 2007)
El Paso Community College- El Paso, Texas (April 22, 2005)
University of California at Berkeley- Berkeley, California
(April 6, 2005)
California State University, Los Angeles
- Los Angeles, California (May 15, 2002)
California State University Fullerton- Fullerton, California
(April 17, 2002)

California State University, Los Angeles- Los Angeles, California (November 15 & 16, 1989)
 


List of Venues
(with details, photos, flyers, etc.)

History Of Chicano Rock
California State University at San Bernardino
Palm Desert Campus
October 21, 2016

     a lecture/performance on "The History of Chicano Rock from the pre-rock 1940s to the present.
 

 


 


 


 


History Of The Beatles
California State University at San Bernardino
Palm Desert Campus
Part 1- January 15, through February 19, 2015
Part 2- March 13, through April 24, 2015

     a two-part history of The Beatles, two hours a week for twelve weeks, in the Oliphant Auditorium for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  See course descriptions below:
 

 

 


 


Resource Center For Non-Violence
Santa Cruz, California
February 21, 2015

     a screening and performance on the history of Lalo Guerrero and the musical relationship between Mark & Lalo Guerrero.  The event was presented by the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County and sponsored by the Resource Center for Non-Violence and the Watsonville Film Festival.  Mark screened the documentary "Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano" and video clips of performances he did with his father over the years, including performances in Paris, France, and Tucson, Arizona.  Mark also did an acoustic concert featuring Lalo Guerrero songs "Los Chucos Suaves," "Nunca Jamas," "Tacos For Two," "There's No Tortillas," and "No Chicanos On TV, in addition to his own songs "On The Boulevard," "Pre-Columbian Dream," and "Zoot Suit."

 


County Supervisor John Leopold & event organizer Mireya Gomez


 


 


 


The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
(March 31, 2014)

     a lecture/performance on "The History of Chicano Rock: 1940-1980," with a special emphasis on the pre-rock period of the 1940s.  The event was presented by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Spanish and Portuguese.  Mark spoke and performed for the class of Paloma Martinez-Cruz, which is for graduate students.  Mark discussed the subject with the aid of projected photographs and video clips. He also performed several of his songs, as well as a couple of his father's (Lalo Guerrero).
 


 


 

Photo by Augusto Saenz


 

Photo by Augusto Saenz


 


 


Mark & Paloma Martinez-Cruz


 


California State University at San Bernardino
Palm Desert Campus
Oliphant Auditorium
Palm Desert, California
(February 28, 2014)

     a lecture/performance on the "History of Chicano Rock and the Eastside Sound of the 1960s" at the Oliphant Auditorium.  The event was  presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  Mark performed his songs "Pre-Columbian Dream," "Ay Yi Yi Yi (Nobody Told Me)," "When the Populations Shifts," "On the Boulevard," and I'm Brown."  He also performed his father's "No Chicanos On TV," and closed the presentation with Chan Romero singing his classic rock song "The Hippy Hippy Shake," backed by Mark on guitar.
 


 


 


Chan Romero
Chicano rock pioneer of "The Hippy Hippy Shake" fame
(far right front row)


 


 


Chan Romero & Mark


 


California State University at San Bernardino
San Bernardino, California
(February 11, 2014)

     a lecture/performance for a class on "Race and Racism."  The presentation involved a talk and discussion on race and racism and how it related and continues to relate to the music business, as well as music related to the subject.  The presentation was conducted in a lecture hall.  Mark performed his songs "Blood On the Sun," "Days of the Dons," "Ay Yi Yi Yi (Nobody Told Me)," "When the Population Shifts," and "I'm Brown."  He also performed his father's song "No Chicanos on TV."
 


 


 


Dr. Fenelon, Mark, and Dr. Madrigal


 


California State University at San Bernardino
SMSU Theater
San Bernardino, California
(January 14, 2014)

     a lecture/performance on the "History of Chicano Rock and the Eastside Sound of the '60s" at the SMSU Theater on campus.  The presentation included a slide show with commentary, video clips, sound bytes, musical performances, and a question and answer period.  Songs Mark performed included his "On the Boulevard," "Pre-Columbian Dream," "Viva Dolores," and "Ay Yi Yi Yi (Nobody Told Me)," and his dad's "No Chicanos On TV."  He then did a presentation for the class of Dr. Elsa Valdez, which included a talk and musical performances of Mark's "When the Populaton Shifts," "Whitewash," and "I'm Brown."
 


 


Mark at podium at SMSU Theater


 


Mark in front of Dr. Valdez' class


 


College of the Desert
Palm Desert, California
(October 14, 2013)

     a lecture/discussion of the play and movie "Zoot Suit" and Lalo Guerrero's music that was featured throughout.  Mark also performed some of his father's songs from "Zoot Suit" as well as some of his own pachuco songs.  The presentation was for Gary Walker's English Composition and Literature class.
 


 


 


Gary Walker & Mark


 


The Nile Nightclub
Bakersfield, California
(February 9, 2013)

     a two and a half hour lecture/performance tribute to Lalo Guerrero.  The presentation included a slide show on the life and career of Lalo Guerrero, video clips of Lalo & Mark performing together in various venues, and performances of Lalo Guerrero songs by Mark Guerrero and the Luis Valadez Trio,  individually and together.
 


 



 


Dolores Huerta & Mark

 

 


Arte Americas
Fresno, California
(January 11, 2013)

     a two and a half hour lecture/performance tribute to Lalo Guerrero.  The presentation included a slide show on the life and career of Lalo Guerrero, video clips of Lalo & Mark performing at various venues, and performances of Lalo Guerrero songs by Mark Guerrero and Carmencristina Moreno, individually and together.
 


 


 


Mark & Carmencristina Moreno


 

Arte Americas- Casa de la Cultura
Fresno, California

 

 


Museum of Ventura County
Ventura, California
October 9, 2011
 

     a screening of the documentary "Chicano Rock: The Sounds of East Los Angeles" with a musical performance by Mark Guerrero, which included his songs "On the Boulevard," "Pre-Columbian Dream," and "I'm Brown," as well as his late father's songs "Tacos For Two" and "Los Chucos Suaves."  Mark also was part of the panel discussion.
 


 


 


Museum of Ventura County

 

 


University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.)
(May 2, 2011)

a two and a half hour lecture/presentation/performance for Mindy O'Brien's Chicano Music class


Museo Cultural
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(September 25, 2010)

     In the afternoon, a two hour lecture/presentation on the careers and music of Lalo and Mark Guerrero and the history of Chicano music.  The presentation included video and audio clips, a slide show, and discussion.  In the evening, Mark Guerrero performed a 90 minute solo concert doing a combination of Lalo Guerrero and Mark Guerrero songs.



 


Mark lecture


 


Mark solo performance


 


Mark singing with Los Romanticos

 

 


East Los Angeles Library
Los Angeles, California
(August 28, 2010)

     a presentation/performance moderated by Tom Waldman, co-author of the book "Land of a Thousand Dances."  The topics were the 1970 Chicano Moratorium at which journalist Ruben Salazar was killed and music that is written and recorded for political purposes.  Mark performed his song "I'm Brown," his immigration song "Ay Yi Yi Yi (Nobody Told Me)," and his dad's song on the same subject "No Way Jose."

 



 

 


San Diego Mesa College
San Diego, California
(November 11, 2009)

     a lecture/solo performance on the history of Chicano rock & roll for combined classes.  The lecture included a slide show, video clips, and discussion.  The musical performance consisted of Lalo Guerrero, Mark Guerrero, and "Eastside Sound" songs.


 


 

 

 


Barrio Station
San Diego, California
(November 8, 2009)

     a screening and introduction of the documentary, "Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano," a solo acoustic performance, and an acoustic performance with a San Diego traditional Mexican trio, Los Romanticos.

 

 

 

 


Grammy Museum
Los Angeles, California
(September 24, 2009)

     on a panel at a screening of the "Chicano Rock: Sounds of East Los Angeles" documentary with its director Jon Wilkman, Tom Waldman (co-author of the book "Land of a Thousand Dances),"
and East L.A. music pioneer and founder of The Romancers, Max Uballez.
 


(left to right- Tom Waldman, Mark Guerrero, Max Uballez, Bobby Avila,
Robert Zapata , and Charlie Muñoz)

 

 


National Hispanic University
San Jose, California
(July 2, 2009)

a lecture/solo performance on the history of Chicano rock & roll for combined classes and the public in the school library as part of the University's "Distinguished Speaker Series"
 

 

 


University of California at Santa Barbara
(May 8, 2008)

     a lecture/performance with my brother Dan for the Sixth Annual International Corrido Conference.  The lecture included a discussion of Lalo Guerrero corridos.  The performances included Mark singing Lalo's "El Corrido de Delano" and Mark & Dan's duet of Lalo's "El Chicano," a corrido about Chicano and Mexican pride.
 


 



Corrido Conference- Santa Barbara, California:  May 8, 2008- an account of my lecture/performance with my brother Dan at the sixth annual international corrido conference at U.C. Santa Barbara.
 

 


Marin County Civic Center
San Rafael, California
(March 29, 2007)

a lecture/solo performance for Cesar Chavez Day
 


The Historic Marin County Civic Center
Frank Lloyd Wright- Architect

(building which houses the Marin County Board of Supervisors Chambers)


 



My Lecture/Concert at the Marin County Civic Center:  March 29, 2007-
story of my lecture/performance at the Marin County Civic Center on Cesar Chavez Day.
 

 


UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center
University of California, Riverside (Palm Desert campus)
(March 23, 2007)

     an introduction and screening of the documentary "Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano" and concert with a three piece traditional Mexican-style acoustic group for the gala for the Lalo Guerrero Film & Arts Festival.  Group members were Mark Guerrero, Alex Armstrong, and Lorenzo Martinez, who performed Mark Guerrero's "The Ballad of Lalo Guerrero" and "Pre-Columbian Dream," as well as Lalo Guerrero's "El Corrido de Delano," "Los Chucos Suaves," "Tacos for Two," and "El Chicano."  There was also a question and answer session conducted by Mark.  Also on the bill were pioneer Chicano rockers, El Chicano.  Mark played guitar and sang the co-lead vocal with El Chicano on their hit version of "Brown Eyed Girl."  The concert followed the screening of the Lalo Guerrero documentary.
 


 


 



Concert for the Lalo Guerrero Film & Arts Festival Gala:  March 23, 2007-
article on a screening of "Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano" in Palm Desert, California.  It included my introduction of the documentary, a Q&A, and performance with an acoustic trio and El Chicano.


 


El Paso Community College
El Paso, Texas
(April 22, 2005)

     a lecture/performance on the history of Chicano rock & roll with Steve Salas of Tierra for Manuel Velez' class.  Mark & Steve spoke to the class and sang separately and together, accompanied by Mark on guitar.

Flyer below
(for a local performance the day after the presentation at El Paso Community College)


 


Steve Salas, Mark Guerrero, Manuel Velez, & Carlos Callejo



Steve Salas and I Invade El Paso, Texas:  April 21- 23, 2005- story of my trip to El Paso, Texas to perform with Steve Salas of Tierra and to speak at El Paso Community College.


 


University of California at Berkeley
(April 6, 2005)

a lecture on the history of Chicano rock & roll for Alfred Arteaga's Chicano Music class
 


Mark Guerrero and Alfred Arteaga


 



My Visit To a Parallel Chicano/Latino Universe- San Francisco:  April 5- 6, 2005-
an account of my trip to the San Francisco Bay Area to speak at U.C. Berkeley and to visit local musicians such as Abel Zarate and Richard Spremich of the original Malo, Dr. Loco (Jose Cuellar), and speaker/songwriter and writer PC Muñoz.


 


California State University Los Angeles
(May 15, 2002)


a lecture/performance for Richard Rodriguez' Chicano Popular Culture class


California State University Fullerton
 (April 17, 2002)


a lecture for Enrique Rios-Ellis' Mexican Music class


California State University Los Angeles
(November 16, 1989)


a lecture/performance for Hector Soto-Perez' Pre-Hispanic Literature class


California State University Los Angeles
(November 15, 1989)


a lecture/solo performance for combined Chicano studies classes in the student union
 


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