Fher Olvera and Lila Downs to join star studded lineup in Guadalajara, Mexico on Dec 14th
Carlos and the Santana Band will be performing at a once in a lifetime concert event in Guadalajara, Mexico (in his native state of Jalisco) on December 14th at the Arena VFG, with a star-studded cast of musicians, all celebrating their Latin music heritage. Confirmed celebrity performances at the concert include Chocquibtown, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Fher Olvera, Lila Downs, Miguel, Niña Pastori, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Salvador Santana, Soledad, Diego Torres, among others. More guest performances will be announced soon.
This concert is a homecoming for Carlos and a festive kickoff event to mark his forthcoming album project close to his heart entitled CORAZON.
Listen to La Flaca the new single. Santana collaborating with the biggest names in Latin Music on his forthcoming studio album, Corazón!
The first single from Santana’s forthcoming superstar-packed album CORAZÓN entitled “La Flaca” featuring multi-platinum recording artist Juanes was unveiled today at a Latin Grammy’s press conference in Las Vegas at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Click here to listen to the track now!
It was also announced at the press conference that HBO Latino and HBO Latin America have signed on to broadcast ten-time Grammy Award-winning, three-time Latin Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Santana’s once-in-a-lifetime “CORAZÓN, LIVE IN MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT” concert event in Guadalajara, Mexico in Santana’s native state of Jalisco. The concert will air on the HBO networks in spring 2014.
Click here to listen to the track now!
Single available for download on iTunes now!
Carlos to receive a 2013 Kennedy Center Honor!
We are proud to announce that Carlos will receive a 2013 Kennedy Center Honor. On Sunday, December 8, on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the 2013 Honorees will be recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts—whether in music, dance, theater, opera, motion pictures, or television. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers through performances and tributes. Other honorees include opera singer Martina Arroyo; pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock; pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel; and actress Shirley MacLaine.
The gala will be broadcast on CBS on December 29, 2013 at 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT. For more information, please visit <www.kennedy-center.org>
Campaign for Wayne Shorter: ZERO GRAVITY Documentary.
We are pleased to announce support for the campaign for the Wayne Shorter: ZERO GRAVITY Documentary.
Please visit the site to see our new Campaign Video at: http://wayneshorterdoc.com/clips/
The film captures the immense impact that Wayne Shorter has had on Jazz spanning the 6 decades of his career, from his time with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, his years with Miles Davis Quintet, his ground breaking band Weather Report to his current creative explosion, The Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring John Patitucci, Brian Blade and Danilo Perez. We have had the honor of documenting Wayne's life and music since 2006.
Notes from the Field Michael Shrieve interviews Carlos
Notes from the Field, Michael Shrieve's weekly interview program features a special interview with Carlos. Check it out here!
HOUSE OF BLUES CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SANTANA INSPIRED “WINGS OF LEGEND” STATUE UNVEILING
On January 16th, a 13 foot steel, glass, and bronze replica of a PRS SANTANA signature guitar will be unveiled in front of House of Blues Las Vegas in Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in honor of The House of Blues first resident Carlos Santana. The statue was created by premiere American artist and innovator Dale Evers. This immense sculpture is entitled “Wings of Legend.” It represents the tens of millions guitars that have become an intrinsic part of American pop-culture and pays homage to the artistry of Santana and his relationship with PRS guitars.
Fans in the Las Vegas area are invited to attend.
Carlos Santana to publish his autobiography
Michael Pietsch, Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Little, Brown has acquired Carlos Santana’s highly anticipated autobiography for publication in 2014.
By the grace of God, dedication, and intense personal effort, Carlos Santana has reached unprecedented heights as a Mexican-born, internationally acclaimed artist. Carlos has spent his life as the embodiment of the dreams and aspirations of the invisible people all over this world. Being recognized by all who hear a single note is a God-given miracle. This gift has been bestowed on a select few: Bob Marley, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Stevie Ray Vaughn, John McLaughlin, and, of course, Carlos Santana.
As he tells his story, Carlos’s highest wish is to help readers discover the sanctity, grace, and divinity in themselves.
Carlos & Salvador Santana to record a song with the winner of the Pave The Way Project Contest
PAVE (Preventing Abuse and Violence Through Education) is designed to promote healthy relationships and empower teens to take a stand against dating violence through the expression of pop music. Through PAVE the Way Project, seven youth artists aged 13 to 20, from across the country, contributed original songs to the non-profit project to raise awareness of dating violence alongside their peers.
Check out the songs and then vote for your favorite artist! The artist with the most votes will record a song with Salvador & Carlos.
Shape Shifter debuts at #16 on Billboard's Top-Selling albums chart!
Shape Shifter, the
new album from Carlos Santana and
the Santana Band, debuted this week at #16
in the Top 20 on the Billboard
200 top-selling albums chart, and at #2 on the indie chart. It is
Santana’s 13th Top 20 album debut, and the group’s 30th top 200 charting release
overall. It follows up 2010’s Guitar
Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, which made Santana the only act in Billboard
history, other than the Rolling Stones, to score at least one Top Ten album in each decade from the
1960s through the present.