Soul Cocina

Eco Chef Roger Feely

Reppin' Oakland

What's happening in Oaktown?

Tune: Hyphy reggaeton break from The Latin Twist Vol 17 comp

Tune: Foxy Girls in Oakland by Rodger Collins

Soul Cocina homie Santero is about to release his new album El Hijo de Obatala

“Everybody in the community has a role. Some prepare food. Some are diviners who use shells to read your energy and destiny. Some play drums. My role has always been channeling Orisha energy. Either making music for them or manifesting them through me. I’m a spirit walker. That’s my role.” ~Santero
Check it

Big tune from Santero's upcoming album with production by Kool Kyle called Checherengoma.

"El Hijo de Obatala" will be in stores May 19, 2009 in the US & Canada through City Hall Records and in Japan through Music Camp Records. In the meantime, you can check Santero at Lukas in Oakland every week for Voodoo Wednesdays

Tune: Mosaico Santero by Fruko y sus Tesos

Tune: Al Que Le Gusto by Orishas

Tune: Embrujo possibly by Grupo Guinda

Tune: La Santa by El Tipo y su Mambo Duro

Tune: El Brujo de Arjona by Guillermo Buitrago

Tune: Cumbia Bruja by Dusminguet

Tune: Embrujo de Cumbia from an unlabeled CD "Cumbias Guapachosas"

Tune: Cumbia de las Brujas from an unlabeled Mission street CD Cumbia Sonidera 2002

Tune: Santa Mystiana The Beautiful by Harry Partch

Tune: Abuela Santa by Papá Roncón & Katanga

Tune: Mini Kusuto from Colombiafrica - The Mystic Orchestra's Voodoo Love Inna Champeta Land

Tune: Sambangole / Tres Golpes Na' Mas also by Colombiafrica The Mystic Orchestra

Tune: California by Bobi Cespedes

Tune: Patakin also by Bobi Cespedes

Tune: Medico Brujo by Laurel Aitken

Tune: El Empuje by EL SERRUCHO (Dj K-no)???

Tune: Right On [edited and chopped] also by Ray Barretto from The Revenge of Mr. Malaguci mixtape, mixed by Teeko and Devro.

Tune: Styl Tala Pa Tay by Mighty Ki La

Tune: Groovy Flute by Manu Dibango from African Voodoo

Tune: Walking to Waza Also from Manu Dibango's African Voodoo album.

Tune: Embrujo de Cumbia by Organizacion Bohio - Sonido Condor

Tune: El Hijo de Obatala by Ray Barretto

Tune: Brujeria by El Gran Combo

Tune: DJ Rajah's Ojos Chinos Mix
Ojos Chinos ~ El Gran Combo
Por Que Sera? ~ Jota Mayuscula, Orishas, Ari
Dominicana ~ Tego Calderon

Don't forget to check out the African Diaspora food court at Oasis tomorrow night in Oakland. Curated by Bryant Terry
As The Food Diva guessed, I will be making Bastilla

Tune: Beef by Boogie Down Productions

Beef what a relief
When will this poisonous product cease?
This is another public service announcement
You can believe it, or you can doubt it
Let us begin now with the cow
The way it gets to your plate and how
The cow doesn't grow fast enough for man
So through his greed he makes a faster plan
He has drugs to make the cow grow quicker
Through the stress the cow gets sicker
Twenty-one different drugs are pumped
Into the cow in one big lump
So just before it dies, it cries
In the slaughterhouse full of germs and flies
Off with the head, they pack it, drain it, and cart it
And there it is, in your local supermarket
Red and bloody, a corpse, neatly packed
And you wonder about heart attacks?
Come on now man let's be for real
You are what you eat is the way I feel
But, the food and drug administration
Will tell you meat is the perfect combination
See cows live under fear and stress
Trying to think what's gonna happen next
Fear and stress can become a part of you
In your cells and blood, this is true
So when the cow is killed, believe it
You preserve those cells, you freeze it
Thaw it out with the blood and season it
Then you sit down and begin eatin it
In your body, it's structure becomes your structure
All the fear and stress of another
Any drug is addictive by any name
Even drugs in meat, they are the same
The fda has america strung out
On drugs in beef no doubt
So if you think that what I say is a bunch of crock
Tell yourself you're gonna try and stop
Eatin meat and you'll see you can't compete
It's the number one drug on the street
Not crack, cause that was made for just black
But brown beef, for all american teeth
Life brings life and death brings death
Keep on eatin the dead and what's left
Absolute disease and negative
Read the book "how to eat to live"
By Elijah Muhammad, it's a brown paperback
For anybody, either white or black
See how many cows must be pumped up fatter
How many rats gotta fall in the batter
How many chickens that eat shit you eat
How much high blood pressure you get from pig feet
See you'll consume, the fda could care less
They'll sell you donkey meat and say it's
Fresh! for nineteen-ninety, you suckers

~KRS One