Made in America: Santigold

Santigold performs at the Rocky Stage during the Made in America Music Festival along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday, September 2, 2012. ( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )

Santigold wore her bright green party dress to Budweiser Made In America, in a Sunday afternoon set that expertly wove rock and dub, pop and electro into a restlessly effective mix. The artist raised in Mt. Airy as Santi White brought out a dancer inside a Trojan horse,  and a couple dozen audience members to dance along to “Creator,” one of the break out hits from her 2007 self titled debut album.

 “You know this is my hometown, Philadelphia,” she said. “It’s so great to be back home here in such a special location. This is a great event they got going on here.” She followed that with “Keepers,” the most politicized song from her new Master Of My Make Believe. “We the keepers, while we sleep in America, our house is burning down,” she sang.  “Our house is burning down.” “I guess that song has special significance here at Made in America,” she said.

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