Friday, May 16, 2008

"Listen To My Voice" with Darren "El Gallo" Carter

For being a red-head white guy from Fresno, Darren Carter throws down a mean grito.

That would be a long, screeching, spirited celebratory yell made famous by Mexican mariachis. Carter's grito is an homage to his upbringing in the barrios of Fresno, where the red-head comic earned the nickname "El Gallo" or "The Rooster.

"I've been practicing. I love it," he said before unleashing a loud, screeching Mexican grito, a traditional celebratory yell. He punctuates it with an authentic "Ahua!"

Carter will perform Friday at the Fox Theater in Salinas. Show starts at 8 p.m.

El Gallo talked to "The Beat" about his upcoming show. Read the full story in the Sunday Leisure section, or just listen to my voice below.

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