Santero lived all over Central and North America before becoming a Lukumí priest and releasing his solid second album, “El hijo de Obatala.” Visiting the city to participate in the LAMC, the Guatemalan-born singer came to NY1 Noticias to explain why he sees no conflict between his religious duties and the urban music he makes.
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José Simián (1975) is a New York-based bilingual writer, producer and reporter. His articles and columns on politics, media and culture have been published by the New York Daily News, Mediaite, The Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated Latino, Billboard en Español, Latina, Qué Pasa, Etiqueta Negra, La Tercera and El Mercurio. He is also the host and producer of Contraportada, a weekly interview segment with Latino artists and intellectuals on 24-hour news cable station NY1 Noticias, and Executive Editor of Manero. Before becoming a writer, José worked as a lawyer (JD Universidad de Chile, 2002; LLM Columbia University, 2005) and taught Jurisprudence and Law and Literature in Chile. He lives in Brooklyn. View all posts by José Simián