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THE SANTANA SOUND

Santana has often been described as "America's premiere rock and roll ambassador to the world" because he accepts the musical heritage of the entire world as valid and worthy of experimentation within its improvisatory borders.

His work unites our global village, transcending cultural, genre, and language barriers. Its soul-stirring celebration of life, spirit, brotherhood and diversity is as powerful as its creator's miraculous guitar virtuosity.

The Santana sound is unmistakable.  A global legend who has performed in more than 50 countries, he pioneered Afro-Latin rock, long before anyone was talking about World Music.

The band formed by Carlos was one of the first multi-racial groups to achieve great success. The mix of black, Latino and white musicians that made up the original Santana band created a sound that stood apart from the other big acts of the historic era of San Francisco rock.

His guitar playing is a unique, magical sound. It is a sound that remains -- like the long, sustained notes that mark his distinctive guitar solos -- as powerful, as moving and as meaningful as ever.

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAMAN'S LATEST

Santana's most recent release is the 2002 double-platinum album Shaman.

Santana teamed with a roster of high-powered guest artists on "Shaman," including Seal, Dido, Macy Gray, P.O.D. and Michelle Branch. It's the same formula that Santana used on its 1999 comeback album "Supernatural," which has sold 14 million copies.

In February, the "Shaman" track "The Game of Love," featuring Branch, won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

 

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Carlos Santana and his wife Deborah have their own foundation called Milagro; it provides financial assistance for educational, medical and housing needs of children all over the world.

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Addresses: Publicist--Jensen Communications, Inc., 230 East Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101.
Website--Santana Official Website:http://www.santana.com.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born on July 20, 1947, in Autlan de Navarro, Mexico; son of Jose (a traditional violinist) and Josefina Santana; adapted religious name Devadip (means "the light of the lamp of the Supreme"), 1973; married Deborah Sara King, 1973; children: Salvador, Stella, Angelica. Addresses: Publicist--Jensen Communications, Inc., 230 East Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101. Website--Santana Official Website: http://www.santana.com.

AWARDS

Latin New York Music Awards, Latin Rock Band of the Year, 1975; Bay Area Music Award (Bammy Award), Best Guitarist, 1976-77, 1980-81, 1994-95; Bammy Award, Best Album for Moonflower, 1977; Bammy Award, Best Group, 1980; Grammy Award, Best Rock Instrumental Performance for Blues for Salvador, 1988; Bammy Award, Musician of the Year, 1978, 1988, 1993; Billboard Century Award for distinguished creative achievement, 1996; received star on Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame, 1996; induction, Bay Area Music Awards Walk of Fame, 1997; Chicano Lifetime Achievement Award, 1997; Nosotros' Golden Eagle Legend in Music Award, 1997; induction, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1998; National Council of La Raza, Alma Award, 1999; Grammy Awards, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Best Rock Instrumental Performance, 2000, Best Pop Collaboration, 2003.

CAREER

Began performing in Tijuana, Mexico, 1961; lead guitarist of group Santana (founded as Santana Blues Band in San Francisco, CA), 1966; recording artist with Columbia/ CBS, 1969-91; recording artist with Polydor, 1991; founded Guts and Grace record label, 1994; appeared at Fillmore West, 1968, Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, 1969, Altamont Festival, 1969, California Jam II, 1978, LiveAid, 1985, first Amnesty International concert tour, 1986, Woodstock '94, 1994; released album Supernatural, which won eight Grammy Awards, 1999; released Shaman, 2002.

WORKS
Selected discography
  • Solo
  • (With Buddy Miles) Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!, Columbia, 1972.
  • (With Mahavishnu John McLaughlin) Love, Devotion, Surrender, Columbia, 1973.
  • (With John Coltrane) Illuminations, Columbia, 1974.
  • Oneness, Silver Dreams-Golden Reality, Columbia, 1979.
  • Swing of Delight, Columbia, 1980.
  • Havana Moon, Columbia, 1983.
  • Blues for Salvador, Columbia, 1987.
  • Spirits Dancing in the Flesh, CBS, 1990.
With the group Santana
  • Santana, Columbia, 1969.
  • Abraxas, Columbia, 1970.
  • Santana III, Columbia, 1971.
  • Caravanserai, Columbia, 1972.
  • Welcome, Columbia, 1973.
  • Greatest Hits, Columbia, 1974.
  • Borboletta, Columbia, 1974.
  • Lotus, Columbia, 1975.
  • Amigos, Columbia, 1976.
  • Festival, Columbia, 1976.
  • Moonflower, CBS, 1977.
  • Inner Secrets, Columbia, 1978.
  • Marathon, Columbia, 1979.
  • Zebop, Columbia, 1981.
  • Shango, Columbia, 1982.
  • Beyond Appearances, Columbia, 1985.
  • Freedom, Columbia, 1987.
  • Viva Santana!, Columbia, 1988.
  • The Sound of Carlos Santana, Pair, 1989.
  • Milagro, Polygram, 1992.
  • Sacred Fire, Polydor, 1993.
  • Brothers, Polygram, 1994.
  • Dance of the Rainbow Serpent, Columbia, 1995.
  • Live at the Fillmore 1968, Sony, 1997.
  • Best of Santana, Columbia, 1998.
  • Supernatural, Arista, 1999.
  • Shaman, Arista, 2002.
FURTHER READINGS
Books
  • Dictionary of Hispanic Biography, Gale Research, 1996.
  • Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale Group, 2000.
Periodicals
  • Arizona Republic, January 18, 2000, p. A10.
  • Down Beat, January 1981, p. 13; February 1988, p. 16; August 1991, p. 28.
  • Entertainment Weekly, September 10, 1999, p. 151; December 24, 1999, p. 36; October 25, 2002, p. 73.
  • Guitar Player, January 1993, p. 58; January 1996, p. 61; August 1999, p. 74.
  • Hispanic, October 1992, p. 80; March 1996, p. 18.
  • Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, March 22, 2002; October 4, 2002.
  • Latin Beat, September 1999, p. 20.
  • Music & Media, November 9, 2002, p.3.
  • Newsweek, February 14, 2000, p. 66.
  • New York Times, January 5, 2000, p. B5.
  • Rolling Stone, February 21, 1980, p. 26; September 22, 1988, p. 27; August 24, 1989, p. 65; September 3, 1992, p. 68; December 9, 1993, p. 24; October 28, 1993, p. 30; August 19, 1999, p. 47.
  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), February 8, 2000.
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