A world-renowned DJ, Bobbito has spun World, Soul, and Jazz music at Lincoln Center, Central Park SummerStage (NYC), and the Kennedy Center (DC). He is founding member of the Kennedy Center’s Hip Hop Culture Council and recent Wesleyan University “Distinguished Alumni Award” recipient, and co-hosts NPR’s “What’s Good with Stretch and Bobbito” podcast.
An NYC native, García is a freelance creative who has put an indelible footprint on multiple urban movements. As the progenitor of sneaker journalism, García penned his landmark Source article “Confessions of a Sneaker Addict” in 1990, then in 2003 became the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). In 2005, ESPN’s “It’s the Shoes” series, hosted by Bobbito, became the first show on the subject in broadcasting history.
As an award-winning filmmaker, García has directed Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC and Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, which premiered on PBS and Showtime, respectively. His third film, Rock Rubber 45s, releases this summer and receives it’s South Bay premier at Summer Fest. See link below for more details.