BIO

Short Bio:

Kito Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican, Chicano, Americano artist, multi-instrumental musician, producer and audio engineer from New York City now based in Los Angeles who blends funk, soul, rock, pop, reggae and electronica, seasoned with Latin and world music flavors.  In the tradition of socially conscious songwriters like Curtis Mayfield, John Lennon, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Kito soulfully sings topical lyrics that speak truth to power, heighten social awareness, raise consciousness, and inspire love with the explicit purpose of moving hearts, minds and bodies.  

Kito has performed worldwide, venue highlights include:  

  • Carnegie Hall NYC (2009 and 2014)
  • Penang World Music Festival (Penang Botanical Gardens, Malaysia), Da’ an Park (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena (opening for the Dalai Lama)
  • Moscow International House Of Music and Elista Soccer Stadium (Russia)
  • Google Headquarters (Mountain View, CA)
  • Roxy Club- Prague (Czech Republic)
  • The House Of Blues Sunset Strip (Hollywood, CA)
  • The Cumberland County Civic Center (Played Bass and sang backup for Patti Smith on “The People Have The Power”)
  • CBGB’S NYC, among many other community and cultural centers, universities, and festivals.  

Kito also made the list of considered Grammy nominees for the 2014 World Music award as bass guitarist and mix/mastering engineer on ARC Music release “Lam La Che (On The Road)” with Tibetan/ World Music Group “TECHUNG”, featuring blues master Keb Mo’ on the title track.

Kito performs on the soundtracks for:

  • “Eat Pray Love” (Sony/Columbia pictures film “starring Julia Roberts directed by Ryan Murphy)
  • “Dalai Lama Renaissance” (starring H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama, narrated by Harrison Ford)
  • “A Good Day To Die” (documentary film about the life of Native American leader Dennis Banks and the formation of the American Indian Movement, A.I.M.) available on Netflix and Epix

For more professional experience as a recording engineer, boom operator and music producer please visit: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralphkitorodriguez