Santana – “Guajira” Live
The Versatility and Talent of The One and Only Carlos Santana
I’ll admit it, the music of Carlos Santana is easily recognizable anywhere. A few seconds into the song and you’ll know it’s him. It doesn’t even need to have lyrics. In fact, when you listen to him, it’s like he’s talking to you through his notes, melodies and tone.
The spirit of truth, the spirit of Brotherhood. In every performance, Carlos shares with his audience a personal communication that crosses all boundaries and differences, and makes all people, one people, one family. And, family is what Carlos Santana is all about.
How he managed to blend classic rock with latin music beautifully and flawlessly is impressive and undoubtedly a stroke of brilliance. His versatility to switch genres and still sound amazing is among his best features. Just compare “Guajira” with “Smooth” or “The Life Divine” with “Maria Maria” — you know it’s Carlos Santana, you just know it!
Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. For more than four decades—from Santana’s earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco—Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries.
He can spice up the tune with a guitar solo or a unique vibrato. From the moment they performed in the Woodstock Festival, it became clear that a musician like Santana would stand the test of time. Younger generations not only listen to his songs but even create their own cover versions!