SAT SEP 11th
Afterparty - The Fillmore
Official Afterparty featuring The Rockin' Heads (A night of Talking Heads music)
The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco
8:00PM - 2:00AM
Santero comes from a long family tradition of Latin musicians and Sonidero sound system deejays. He was raised in the mountains, jungles and Atlantic coasts of Central America where he travelled extensively from Guatemala to Panama performing with his father’s Salsa & Cumbia bands. He came to the United States at a young age as a refugee escaping the political upheaval that was tearing Central America apart in the late 70’s and 80’s.
Once in the US, Santero immediately started the musical street hustle that would later define his style and sound. From the ghettos of New York and New Orleans to the barrios of San Francisco and Los Angeles, Santero refined his sonic palette and delivery by performing relentlessly in nightclubs, warehouses and on street corners. Drawing from such diverse musical influences as Reggae, Jazz, Punk, Funk and Hip-Hop, Santero incorporated his traditional Latin upbringing with these western music styles and developed his own brand of international fusion beats.
Eventually his constant touring and performing led him back to his roots in Latin America. After an extended stint of travelling and performing in Central America and the Caribbean, he found himself in Habana, Cuba. This would be a crucial turning point in his musical trajectory. While in Cuba, Santero was initiated as a priest in the Yoruba/Santeria religion. He was crowned as an avatar to the African deity Obatala, spirit of peace and light. From that point onwards, Santero dedicated his musical energy towards exposing a new generation of Latinos and Latin music lovers to the spiritual essence of the Pan-African Diaspora through club friendly rhythms and rhymes.
Santero now resides in Oakland, CA where he hosts a hugely successful weekly Latin music showcase called VOODOO. He splits his time working as a recording artist, producer, deejay and radio host. In 2005 he was named Best New Artist by Batanga magazine for his first album and made Remezcla’s 2008 Top Ten list. He is constantly touring and performing and exploring ways to fulfill his musical destiny.
DJ Afterparty - The Supperclub
Offical Power to the Peaceful DJ Afterparty featuring Jon H of Fort Knox Five and more!
$10 Tickets at http://www.sunsettickets.com, 10.30p DOORS
The Supperclub - 657 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA 94107