Santiparro means "the lens that sees many things not usually seen." It is a name that was given to Alan Scheurman in 2010 during a pilgrimage with a Wixatari (Huichol) family to Wirikuta - the sacred desert where Peyote originates.
Santiparro makes self-described medicine folk, a new form of psychedelic pop/folk which pushes the boundaries of sincerity, directness, and transcendent communication. Music concerned with nothing less than the outer reaches of our ever expanding consciousness.
Scheurman grew up in the Detroit indie music scene and moved to Brooklyn following a spiritual awakening in 2007. There, he contributed to the founding of an intentional community and educational center called the Golden Drum under the guidance of shaman and spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino. Scheurman spent the next seven years centering himself in shamanic rites and initiation making frequent pilgrimages to visit and study with elders in North, Central and South America.
Gnome Life released Santiparro's debut LP True Prayer in 2015.