"Spine of Califas" A performance by Taco Shop Poets with Los Illegals

Music in the Rotunda
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Your heart beats at the speed of the spoken word pulsing with the rhythm of California Interstates 5, 15, 405 and Route 78. You’re on the road with Taco Shop Poets Adolfo Guzmán-López, Adrián Arancibia, and Tomás Riley as they rhyme and rap from San Diego and L.A. to San Francisco’s Mission District, and then back south through the San Joaquin Valley to la linea/the border. Willie Herrón and Jesus Velo, better known as Los Illegals, the legendary East L.A. punk rock band, will provide the music for the trip. Book and CD signing to follow the performance.


Sponsored by the CSRC. Co-sponsored by the César E. Chavéz Department of Chicana/o Studies, Department of English, Department of World Arts and Cultures, Division of the Humanities, Division of Social Sciences, MEChA de UCLA, and UCLA Library.


Additional Information

Admission is free, but reservations are sometimes required; see instructions in each listing. The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall.