This is a bonus download I created for when someone purchases the Mi Santero Single from the store. I like to add extras to music purchases to thank people for supporting the work. I find that the more you deliver, the more the art is appreciated.
While most people think of Santaria in a very old world context, I wanted to convey the every day nature of the religion. For those of us who practice or simply have a connection to those who do the idea of Santaria being from a “far off land” is strange. For many of us it is simply the way of things. To me the image of the modern Santero whips us into the present.
The chicken feet are often associated with certain ceremonies and provide a nice visual texture. I also see them as symbols of the slaves, stacked atop one another waiting to be purchased and consumed.