Devadip Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20 1947), known simply as Carlos Santana or Santana, is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist.
He became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, the Santana Blues Band, going mostly under the title "Santana," which created a highly successful blend of salsa, rock, blues, and jazz fusion. Their sound featured his often high-pitched and distorted guitar lines set against Latin American instrumentation such as timbales and congas. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades, and experienced a sudden resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s.
Carlos Augusto Alves Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. His father was a Mariachi violinist, according to the introduction of "Best of Carlos Santana" by Wolf Marshall, P2. He encouraged his son's early interest in music the younger Santana took up the violin at the age of five....
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Carlos Santana was born in Jalisco, Mexico