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Houston's Marlon “Marley” Lizama Brings One-Man Hip-Hop Show to San Antonio


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On Saturday, February 17 the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will host Houston's one-man hip-hop show, My Spanglish Hip-Hop Story, for a one-night-only performance.

Written and performed by Marlon "Marley" Lizama, the show is designed to pull the audience through a timeline of a young immigrant's journey and influences, from the third world to the melting pot with music, poetry, dance, multimedia and storytelling. It's a story of struggle and the power of revolution, love and hip-hop.

"In an effort to cover the arts across the Latino spectrum, we are pleased to present Marlon Lizama's Spanglish hip-hop show," said Joel Settles, director of performing arts for the GCAC. "So many Latinos grew up listening to this genre of music and to see the music's influence on his life on stage brings a fresh perspective to the Latino experience."

Lizama is a poet, writer, artist, author and dancer who focuses on the cultural aspect of writing and the arts. He is the co-founder of the Iconoclast Artist program hosted in Houston. Lizama is also currently the program director of Iconoclast Artists, developing and implementing a writing program for youth all over Houston, which includes youth in inner-city schools and at-risk youth in the Harris County Juvenile Justice System.

$20, 7:30pm, Guadalupe Theater, 1300 Guadalupe St.,, (210) 271-3151. Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

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