Carlos Santana

Carlos Augusto Santana Alves was born in 1947, in a Mexican town called Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco. It was initiated by his father, a mariachi musician, traditional music although I liked Carlos rock music which prevailed at that time. When his family moved to San Francisco, Carlos had to learn English quickly and drenched the music rock, studying groups that played by the city and by following its own evolution. In 1966 he created his famous band, Santana, which comes to triumph in the famous 1969 Woodstock festival, impressing the audience with his style, a fusion of rock and Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms.This festival was the starting point of the enormous success of this guitarist all over the world. Santana published in 1969 and in 1970 Abraxas, you got the first place in the American charts for six weeks and more than one million copies sold, which is unusual in a primarily instrumental group. Throughout his career he has received prestigious awards, among them highlight a Grammy in 1988 for best instrumental show and honored to have a star on the road of Fame, on Hollywood. With their album Supernatural, Santana got the biggest hit of his career: won 9 Grammy Awards, 3 Grammy Latino, and sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.