Santana

Fri  31 August 2012
00:30 - 01:45
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Santana

A guitar legend needing little or no introduction, Carlos Santana (1947) has known success for many decades. The Mexican superstar gained fame in the 60s and 70s, when his band Santana pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion. The list of material he released and awards he won is nearly endless. And even to this day, the guitarist is important to contemporary music. In the past years, Santana turned his collaborations with famous artists into a trademark. In 2010 he released his latest album 'Guitar Heaven', containing covers of guitar classics. For example, he recorded AC/DC’s Back In Black with rapper Nas, and The Beatles’ While My Guitar Gently Weeps with singer india.arie and violinist Yo-Yo Ma. Though in his sixties, he doesn’t even want to think about hanging up his strings. “There are many artists I still want to work with. And at this moment, somewhere in a garage, unknown people must be making beautiful music. I would love to welcome them on a future album as well.”