Carlos Santana By: Drew Myers

Carlos Santana By: Drew Myers

Carlos Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico

Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico

Carlos Santana is a musician. Him and his band, The Santana Blues Band, debuted in 1966. After a while the group found other interests and split. The original group was known for energetic performances, emotional depth, mixing elements of different musical styles, and long instrumental improvisations. They were then inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. On his own Carlos Santana made many hit albums including Blues for Salvador (1987), which earned a Grammy in the rock instrumental category. In 1996 billboards gave Santana the Century Award, which was the magazine’s highest honor for lifetime achievement,. Santana also was honored for his humanitarian efforts. The song “Smooth” spent 12 consecutive weeks at the number-one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. It had also won a Grammy as the year’s best record. Carlos Santana has won over 10 Grammy awards in his life time.

Cultural Interactions is one of Carlos Santana's themes because he is big in the art of music and has a big effect on the music industry by winning over 10 Grammy's and being top hits on music billboards and also being inducted to the Rock n' Roll hall of fame. This is appropriate because he is known for being a musician, and really successful musician also.

Economics is another theme that is related to Carlos Santana because he is big on charity and founded the Milagrow Foundation. The Milagrow Foundation grants and donates money to the disadvantaged youth in the world. This fits the economics theme because he is raising money and donating it to a charity he founded.

One quote from Carlos Santana is, "The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace". This quote relates to Carlos Santana's charity work. By having an open heart Santana founded a charity for the disadvantaged kids. He is also creating peace among the world by having this charity and not looking down upon these kids with disadvantages. He is telling us that your kindness can create peace in the world.

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