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La Danse Est Bonne

DJ Santero And DJ Claudeb

La Danse Est Bonne! Dancing Is Good! This Week- Resident DJ Santero And Special Guest DJ Claudeb International Music And Dancing Every Sunday Night At Little Baobab In San Francisco! No Cover! New Weekly International Dance Party Every Sunday!!

DJ Santero
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 Fathers Salsa And 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 70s And 80s.

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 Remezclas 2008 Top Ten List. He Is Constantly Touring And Performing And Exploring Ways To Fulfill His Musical Destiny.

El Hijo De Obatala Is Santero’s Second Album, A Fresh Release That Brings Together The Bump Of Urban Beats With Elements Of Traditional Salsa Such As Banging Latin Percussion And Horn Sections. Santero Is Joined By Veteran Multi-Grammy Nominated Producer Greg Landau (Patato Valdes, Susana Baca, Maldita Vecindad, Quetzal) And Legendary Beat Maker One Drop Scott (E-40, Scarface, Mac Dre, Luniz) To Create A Unique Urban Latin Sound That Goes Beyond The Frontiers Of Reggaeton And Hip-Hop To Fuse The Old And New School In A Unique Way That Spark Spontaneous Combustion On The Dance Floor.