Snap Scene: Santana, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – 11th April 2017

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Long before the category now known as “world music” was named, Santana‘s ever-evolving sound was always ahead of its time in its universal appeal, and today registers as ideally in sync with the 21st century’s pan-cultural landscape. And, with a dedication to humanitarian outreach and social activism that parallels his lifelong relationship with music; Santana is as much an exemplary world citizen as a global music icon.

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”) as well as three Latin Grammys. He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013).

The current line up is;
Carlos Santana
Cindy Blackman Santana
Benny Rietveld
Karl Perazzo
Andy Vargas
Tommy Anthony
Dave Mathews
Paoli Medias
Ray Greene
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