Wow, thanks for all the information; and this is your first post! I love your reference to the voodoo king; I recently started researching another of my favorite songs - Maria Lionza - and am utterly intrigued. I'd love to visit la montana de Sorte por Yaracuy en Venezuela one day; it sounds like a cross between Woodstock and Carnival. Somehow, the references to voodoo further led me to a reference to "Satan laughing with delight" in Don McClean's song "American Pie," which chronicles "The Day the Music Died." I never even knew the plane crash that inspired that song killed one of America's foremost Latin musicians. Of course, Ritchie Valens' most famous song is "La Bamba," and one of my favorite Andean music songs has the same title. I find all the connections intriguing. Unfortunately, I'm overwhelmed with work during the holiday season, so I may not be able to finish this article until after Christmas. Muchas gracias.