Friday, July 9, 2010

An Oakland CA, Santeria Priest, Beckons Spirits With His Beats

Here is a local story of intrest from our NCLC service area as reported by Alex Wolens of the SF Weekley
"Erick Santero, the Latino musician & DJ, will bring what he calls a "multimedia and multidisciplinary performance" to the upcoming All Shook Down Festival in North Beach on July 25. Recently added to the lineup, Santero's hip-hop & reggaeton stylings share an aesthetic with the likes of Don Omar and Daddy Yankee, but they also contain fossils of traditional African drumming. That's appropriate, since Santero believes in the power of music and dancing for spiritual emancipation. Perhaps it's because he's an ordained priest in the Santeria religion,,,"  ...(Cont)...