Viva Pablo Santiago is a group dedicated to the teachings of the legendary South American revolutionary Pablo Santiago. In addition to being a renowned freedom fighter and committed humanist, he was known to carry some unorthodox views on the extra-terrestrial mismanagement of humans via religious and capitalist control mechanisms. This led to his ostracism from the more conventional Marxist guerilla organizations of the time. With his small, underequipped band he made several unsuccessful and mostly ill-advised coup attempts .These were aimed at governments which were considered by him to be already infiltrated and directed in the service of some of the less benevolent visitors to our world. His fatal wounding during a rescue attempt of one of his captured comrades brought a premature end to his life. Unfortunately his hard work and vision has not received the recognition it deserves. His name and purpose will live on. Viva!
Viva Pablo Santiago is also a New York based live electronica duo consisting of Craig Santiago on drums and Pablo Ben Surman on keys, electronics, winds & vocals. Together they create both improvised and structured grooves which blend into one other with 3D textures and deeply danceable beats. You’ll find them resampling on the fly, taking sounds and twisting them into new shapes, all the while maintaining the pulse and the flow. Both experienced at working in many different genres of music, this musical hybrid is a synergy worth tapping into.