Yearly Archives: 2001

Carlos Records “What More Can I Give” for The Red Cross

Carlos Santana, along with many other prominent musicians, has collaborated in the cause to raise money for The American Red Cross. In light of the tragic events that took place on September 11, Carlos felt that this was a great …
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Santana Bootleg CDs

It has come to our attention that there are many Santana Bootleg CD’s on the market. Santana Management does not authorize the sale of these CD’s and is therefore not responsible for the quality of the bootleg. Unless a CD …
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Carlos’ Thoughts on The Tragedy in The United States

My heart is with you and with your families. We pray deeply that Divine healing will shower the city of New York. Let us, collectively, embrace the vision of One Love and A Love Supreme.

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Carlos Santana / Divine Light – Reconstruction & Mix Translation by Bill Laswell

Bill Laswell has reworked tracks from Santana’s classic solo LPs, Love Devotion Surrender with John McLaughlin (1973) and Illuminations with Alice Coltrane (1974). The new album presents inspired (and inspiring) “reconstructions and mix translations” of tracks from Carlos’s first spiritual …
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New Versions of Santana Songs to be Released in July

July is the month tapped for the release of “Primavera”, the BMG U.S. Latin compilation that features ‘Primavera’ a remake of the song originally recorded for Supernatural. The new version, with Spanish lyrics by Kike Santander and his brother Gustavo, …
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Santana Bassist, Benny Rietveld’s First Solo Album

Entitled “Mystery of Faith”, Benny Rietveld’s album takes the listener on an amazing musical journey that envelops a melting pot of musical styles & cultures. Benny describes the album as “odd, eclectic, yet eminently listenable music.” The CD, his first …
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Santana Guitar Technician, René Martinez, Launches Tech Site

Santana Guitar Technician, René Martinez, has launched a web site that utilizes and explains many of the techniques and instruments that he uses on Carlos’s guitars. René has invented and augmented many products that he uses on stage to help …
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The Santana Band is Honored at The 2001 California Music Awards

The Santana Band was honored at this year’s California Music Awards. Oakland’s Henry J. Kaiser Arena was on its feet as Tracy Chapman introduced the current Santana Band and awarded them the Arthur M. Sohcot Award for Excellence. After listing …
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2001 Alma Awards

Santana took home top honors in the “Outstanding Music or Awards Special” category for “A Supernatural Evening With Santana” Fox TV Special. Other nominees included Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan & Mark Anthony. Carlos & show Producers Joel Gallen, Kevin Chisholm …
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César E. Chávez Award

On March 28, 2001 Carlos & Deborah were presented with the UCLA César E. Chávez Spirit Award. In 2000, UCLA established the award to honor individuals who have continued to pursue César E. Chávez’s vision of social justice. There is …
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