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13Jun
Draco Rosa
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Independent
Date: June 13, 2019 to June 13, 2019
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94117
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The journey of life for Draco Rosafrom teen pop star to purveyor of poetic darkness, genius latin/crossover pop songwriter to philanthropist and entrepreneurhas had so many twists and turns it can make your head spin. The last few years battles and triumphs finally led Draco to make a personal spiritual climb back to his Hacienda Horizonte (his mountain estate) in Utuado, Puerto Rico, his homeland. Eight years after his last original project, Amor Vincit Omnia,which was also recorded in his self-constructed studio, hes made his latest visionary artistic statement: a collection of high-voltage rock and psychedelic musings titled Monte Sagrado.The thing about Monte Sagrado is, theres a ceremonial park near where I live in Utuado, and theres a very deep spiritual energy up there, said Draco. I went up there to do the first song I wrote for this record, and I started reading this prayer about the indigenous people. This album is about paying tribute to it, and asking for permission to enter that space.While its tempting to describe Rosa as enigmatic, it might be more accurate to describe him as legendary, having composed massive hits like Mara, La Copa de la Vida and Livin la Vida Loca for his one-time Menudo-mate Ricky Martin and recording eclectic masterpieces like Mad Love, Amor Vinit Omnia, and Vagabundo, the latter an all-time rock-en-espaol cult-classic. Hes a multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winner, inductee of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, a bilingual, bicultural poet, visual artist, and explosive live performer.Monte Sagrado was conceived while Draco was at something of a crossroads in his life. Having spent years in and out of doctors care due to the onset of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, he decided to spend more healing, surrounded by his 100 acre tropical rainforest where his love for coffee and agriculture represents an escape from the chaos that was surrounding him at that moment, while his wife and sons were back in California. While recording Monte S
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