7/20/1947, Autlan, Jalisco, Mexico

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Santana is a Latin influenced rock band. Its bandleader is Carlos Santana. Their music changed to a jazzy style as the band's early members gradually left the band. Carlos Santana guided the new members to great success and popularity over the next 25 years. The band made a…more


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    • Santana: Radio is a friendly spirit. It would be fair to call that an understatement.

    • Santana: Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace, comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner.

    • Santana: Everybody gets wet when it rains, from the prostitutes to the pope. My music strives to communicate that message of unity.

    • Santana: Angels cry because they want to experience what you and I feel: the moment. They live in eternity. They don't know what it is like to read a newspaper and get ink on your fingers. They don't know what it is like to take your shoes off and wiggle your toes under the dinner table.

    • Santana: Every musician who participated was on the same wavelength and artistic energy as I was... Supernatural is a beautiful example of synchronicity... making it was a truly glorious experience.

    • Santana: I knuckle down with my demons, and with my weaknesses.

    • Santana: If you can please people's hearts in Africa and Japan, then you're part of the world's family... not a tourist.

    • Santana: Realize that when you get older, you either get senile or become gracious. There's no in-between. You become senile when you think the world short-changed you, or everybody wakes up to screw you. You become gracious when you realize that you have something the world needs, and people are happy to see you when you come into the room.

    • Santana: Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.

    • Santana: The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.

    • Santana: First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So black people need to get the credit for that.