SANTANA JOINED BY MUSICAL SUPERSTARS CHOCQUIBTOWN, LILA DOWNS, GLORIA ESTEFAN, JUANES, MIGUEL, FHER OLVERA OF MANÁ, NIÑA PASTORI, SAMUEL ROSA OF SKANK, ROMEO SANTOS, SOLEDAD AND DIEGO TORRES
SATURDAY NIGHT IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO AT THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CONCERT EVENT
“CORAZÓN, LIVE FROM MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT” IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MEXICO TOURISM BOARD
CELEBRATORY KICK OFF EVENT FOR FORTHCOMING ALBUM CORAZÓN SET FOR RELEASE SPRING 2014
LIVE CONCERT TO PREMIERE ON HBO LATINO AND HBO LATIN AMERICA SPRING 2014
(New York - Monday, December 16, 2013) Fresh off of receiving his Kennedy Center Honors Award last week, Carlos Santana took the stage with his band SANTANA this past Saturday, December 14th for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event performing to a sold out house at Arena VFG in Guadalajara, Mexico. SANTANA was joined by some of Latin’s music biggest and brightest stars including ChocQuibTown, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Miguel, Fher Olvera of Maná, Niña Pastori, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Romeo Santos, Soledad and Diego Torres, performing songs from his forthcoming studio album CORAZÓN, to be released in spring 2014. The live concert will be released on DVD next year and will premiere on HBO Latino and HBO Latin America in spring 2014.
The concert also featured some of SANTANA’s greatest hits including a rendition of "Corazón Espinado" featuring Fher Olvera of Maná and Cindy Blackman Santana on drums, “Maria, Maria” featuring Miguel, “Oye Como Va,” “Samba Pa Ti” and many others. One of the many highlights of the night was the performance of the new single “La Flaca” where Santana was joined by Juanes on stage and a performance of “Saideira”, the Portuguese language single, featuring Samuel Rosa of Skank. Both Juanes and Fher Olvera of Maná joined Carlos Santana only last week in Washington, DC when Santana received his Kennedy Center Honors award at a gala celebration also marking his incredible contribution as a national artistic treasure. Other highlights included Gloria Estefan singing “Besos De Lejos,” Romeo Santos on “Margarita,” Miguel on “Indy Jones,” “Iron Lion Zion” with Elan Atias and ChoQuibTown, and “Una Noche A Napoli” with Lila Downs, Niña Pastori, and Soledad.
SANTANA was also joined by mariachi musicians onstage and later by many of his special guests for an electrifying finale of the traditional Mexican song “Cielito Lindo.” The concert, which took place 120 miles from Autlán where Carlos was born, was a true celebration of Carlos’ Mexican and Latin heritage, as well as a homecoming for him. It was also a fitting tribute for the musical icon who has influenced so many Latin recording artists and has been integral to Latin culture and art over the past decades.
A few days prior to the concert, Carlos filmed interviews for the forthcoming documentary entitled “Live It To Believe It,” on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Carlos was joined in Nayarit by ChocQuibTown, Lila Downs, Juanes, Niña Pastori, Fher Olvera of Maná, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Salvador Santana, Soledad, and Cindy Blackman Santana, who were interviewed in various locations throughout the Nayarit Riviera. The documentary will be included in the DVD release of the show set for release in spring 2014 and will also be featured as part of the HBO special in spring 2014.
Comments Rodolfo López Negrete, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board:
"Santana's concert was amazing. The collaborations with such an array of top artists were powerful. This project will add to the promotion of Mexico as a world-class tourism destination where important events occur. The forthcoming DVD and Television special "Corazón, Live from Mexico, Live It to Believe It" offers a great opportunity to touch Mexico's rich culture, diversity and its beautiful destinations.”
About SANTANA: For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY ® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY ® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s “Supernatural” (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), and received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Celebrating the chart debut of Guitar Heaven (Arista) in 2010, Santana joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones as the only musical act in chart history to score at least one Top 10 album in every decade beginning with the 1960s. He is also currently headlining at a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. On December 8th, Carlos Santana was the recipient of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Award.
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