Rodríguez-Seeger is the son of Emilio Rodríguez, a Puerto Rican filmmaker, and Mika Seeger. After his father was invited by the Sandinistas to document the nation's civil war, Seeger spent nine years of his childhood in Nicaragua.
In 1986, Rodríguez-Seeger started performing with his grandfather, Pete Seeger
. In 1999 he was a member of the band RIG, with Sarah Lee Guthrie
and Johnny Irion
. In 2001 he founded the Mammals with Michael Merenda and Ruth Ungar. In 2006 he recorded an album, ¡Que vaya bien!
, with Puerto Rican folk singers Roy Brown, and Tito Auger
of the Puerto Rican rock band Fiel a la vega and he formed the Anarchist Orchestra (now known as the Tao Rodriguez-Seeger band) with Jacob Silver, also of the Mammals, Laura Cortese and Robin McMillan.
Seeger had a radio show "The Tao of Tao" on WAMC.
Barack Obama inaugural celebration
On January 18, 2009, Seeger performed with his grandfather Pete Seeger
, Bruce Springsteen
and a youth chorus at the We Are One Inaugural Celebration of President Barack Obama. They sang Woody Guthrie
's famous song "This Land Is Your Land" during the finale, before an audience estimated at 400,000. The performance included two of Guthrie's original verses to the song that have often been censored. One verse mentions "private property" and the other refers to a depression era relief office.
On October 21, 2011, Seeger was part of The Pete Seeger March which walked in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street to Columbus Circle. There he performed with his grandfather Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, David Amram, and other musicians.
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