Santos de Los Angeles stars in "La Muerte Vive!" a rock opera which debuted at the Million Dollar Theater. Santos composed and arranged all the music "La Muerte Vive" which was created by Tony Dominguez, New York Style award winning paper mache artist. This rock opera is a culmination of the theatrical elements that Santos employs in his live show. Blending Jazz, Reggae, and Latin Music, Santos live show features burlesque starlets Ruby Champagne, Violet Valentine, and Paula Baby among others.
Santos de Los Angeles is an internationally touring recording artist who leads a small orchestra and produces Burlesque performances from LA, New York, to London and The Hague. Santos contributed in large part to the soundtrack for Award Winning Director Bill Brummel's film "Viva La Causa" which was nominated for an Academy Award (2009). Santos opens the film performing "Justice" (available on iTunes), as well as ending the film with a remake of the Jorge Valdez song "Picket Signs," and most notably during arguably the most powerful scene in the film after Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated, Santos voice can be heard during the funeral possession.
Santos de Los Angeles was honored by iTunes as the featured artist during Valentines week (2008). His single "The Sweetest Thing" was offered as a free download during this week. Santos presented an international release "Senorina Luna" which he collaborated with the reggae group Splendid, based out of the Netherlands (2009).
Santos de Los Angeles headlined the 8th & 9th annual Festival de La Gente along international acts like Soul Assassins of Cyprus Hill and Molotov, and performing at Santa's Hollywood Xmas Parade televised by KTLA Channel 5. Santos who was honored by Latina Magazine as â€œone of the 47 people, places and cositas we loveâ€ in their February Love issue, and recognized by the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) as the â€œBrightest new talentâ€ (2005). His single â€œNina Orgullosaâ€ has appeared on MTV3 and LATV. Santos de Los Angeles along with his Player Saint Orchestra has also appeared nationally on ABCâ€™s American Latino numerous times. This year he has released his 3rd album "The Secret Book of Game" through Player Saint Records, celebrated at The House of Blues Anaheim.
Many of the songs of his 2010 "Secret Book of Game" mix English and Spanish lyrics, an approach that allows him to reach a more diverse audience. His message of Amor y Paz is key to his music, which is injected with Hip Hop, R&B, Roots Reggae, Dancehall and Reggaeton. These rhythms along with romantic boleros have become Santos' signature sound, and simultaneously offers an identity to the West Coast Latin Music scene that is more rooted in our distinctly Mexican and Latin African cultures. Santosâ€™ songwriting is a reflection of the struggle that confronts so many young Latino youth who must face harsh urban realities.
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