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Carlos Santana

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(1967 – present)

Carlos Santana (born as Carlos Augusto Santana Alves on 20 July 1947 - Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México) is a Mexican-born American rock guitarist. Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards.

Santana has was an avenue named after him as well as a statue of a guitar in the city where he was born (born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México) to honour him. The family moved from there to Tijuana In La Calonia Libertad, the city on Mexico’s border with California, and then San Francisco, USA. Carlos stayed in Tijuana but joined his family in San Francisco later and graduated from James Lick Middle School and Mission High School there.

Most of his musical career has been spent with Santana, the band he formed in San Francisco in 1967. His music underwent large changes in 1973 when he was introduced to the spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy, by fellow guitarist “Mahavishnu” John McLaughlin.

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  • AnitaLorraine

    Santana is the man. Looking forward to hearing Marcus Malone, long lost member of the band found in Oakland in December 2013. What a wonderful reunion and great humanitarian story.

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Bruce19931002

    Carlos Santana divulga nova versão de "Saideira", do Skank, presente em sue novo álbum! Saiba mais no link: http://www.botapratocar.com/2013/12/santana-versao-saideira.html

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • LUCE08

    amazing. moonflower is wow

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • doctorbaaz

    Карлос Сантана зпревосходные ритмы и исполнение латиноамериканской музыки / Carlos Santana zprevoskhodnye rhythms of Latin music and performance

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • randerello

    http://headlin3r.blogspot.com/ zapraszam :)

    12 Feb 2013 Reply
  • GUTI_4ever

    The 40 artists heard in the history of Last Fm & The 20 songs heard in the history of Last Fm in my profile. In late January I'll update again my profile information.

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • hauzzer

    The band is called Santana. Carlos Santana is the guitarist and main man of the ensemble. [2]

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • serg90s

    At the beginning i started to listen because of his amazing guitar playing. now after taking Salsa lessons and got influenced by a Latin music, i started to like him even more!

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • PhunkyFries

    very cool artist. supernatural is great

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • blouraixx

    is the best in world!!

    18 Aug 2012 Reply
  • tsclub

    adamın parça sayısından daha fazla albümü var aq . 3-4 parçayı çık faso fiso aq . şu clapton ile yaptığı bir parça var dı bi türlü bulamadım . aranızda cape verde var mı? ViVa CaRLoS SaNTaNa ... ne yazdımşimdiaq

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • mocow

    Happy birthday.

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • AshiMishA

    Ойе, с днём рождения, Карлос!)

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • kaly_

    Happy Birthday !!! <3 <3 <3

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • TheBrotha

    The band is called Santana. Carlos Santana is the guitarist and main man of the ensemble.

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • pablojca

    Caps Lock version sucks!!! [4]

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • cgern

    Caps Lock version sucks!!! [3]

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • Jingo9000

    Caps Lock version sucks!!!

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • MATTEOzwala

    and now tell me which idiot changed the name to the Caps Lock version, huh?

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • MountainBear58

    Coming to NH! I got my tics, yeah!

    3 May 2012 Reply
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