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Saakred / Press

“Saakred is one of the most original and intense musician/performers in SA [...] I dig Saakred, but seeing her daring, experimental set requires complete attention for her Pan-American Yoko Ono on the war path-like magic.”

Enrique Lopetegui - San Antonio Current

“FLY HI LP. Highly experimental, post-rock, post-drone, audiovisual pastiche from San Antonio's young and passionate avant-garde princess. New project from Melissa Ruizesparza Rodríguez also on the horizon: Saakred y Los Teardrops, an EP of "witchy desert blues." (excerpt from Local Music Preview 2013)”

James Courtney - San Antonio Current

“Melissa Ruizesparza Rodriguez, who performs under the name Saakred, is also thinking big. She and architect Arturo Vilchis plan to build a 15- to 20-foot pyramid in which visitors can find some calm. Those who come inside for one of two performances by Saakred can also take in an immersive, multimedia experience taking them from birth to rebirth. ”

Deborah Martin - San Antonio Express News

“You can say Saakred (Melissa Ruizesparza) uses elements of Native American music and spirituality, performance art, and electronica, but the truth is she dances to the beat of her own drum. She's an uncompromising, intense performer with an hypnotizing power you won't forget.”

Enrique Lopetegui - San Antonio Current

“Our pick for this year's spotlight stealer, though, is young San Antonion native and full-time activist Saakred.”

Jeffrey Wright - San Antonio Current

“Saakred generates experimental sounding electronic melodies and remixed sound bytes with a synthesizer overlain by her reverberating, plaintive voice that can quickly shift into sharp Crass like chanting.”

Jeffrey Wright - San Antonio Current