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Carlos Santana (Maryanne Bilham)

Carlos Santana

(Musician and songwriter; born July 20, 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico)Passion, soul, and that elusive thing called sabor come through the music of Carlos Santana. His is always a surprising sound, ahead of its time--true world music before the term was even invented, but uniquely American in its multicultural reach. "Two things about Santana never go out of style," according to Rolling Stone, "the spiritual and the sensual." It is easy to hear why. Anointed "one of rock's true virtuosos and guiding lights," in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, Santana is an artist who transcends musical genres and touches the heart across all generations.

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Kennedy Center Honors Highlights 2013

The 36th annual celebration of the arts honors opera singer Martina Arroyo; pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock; pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel; actress Shirley MacLaine; and musician and songwriter Carlos Santana.

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