Thursday, June 18, 2009

Your Daily Lick: Santero

El Hijo de Obatala (City Hall Records)

By Nate Seltenrich
Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:51 AM

No hablo ingles, no hablo ingles, Oakland deejay and emcee Santero flaunts in "Ochosi." The native Guatemalan makes no secret of his heritage throughout El Hijo de Obatala, fusing Latin rhythms and instrumentation with kick drums, high hats, and snares. The record tells an urban, modern Latin American story that's as booty-shakin' as it is emotional and intellectual.

At Shattuck Down Low (2284 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley) on June 26. 9 p.m., $7

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