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All the world knows the special magic of Carlos Santana as expressed through his music and his guitar playing which is among the most distinctive and recognizable in all music His is a tone of vibrant energy that bathes the human soul and awakens the unconscious spirit 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 Carlos music embodies a living heritage of music and family The Brothers album on Island Records described as a banquet of musical treats and surprises has Carlos sharing the spotlight with two special guitarists - brother Jorge Santana and nephew Carlos Hernandez in his recording debut In SACRED FIRE a 97 minute video and 13-song CD released by Polydor in 1993 Carlos captured the excitement and spirit of his live concerts in Mexico and South America with a mix of his biggest hits as well as some previously unrecorded material In LIVE FOREVER the debut release on his Guts Grace label Carlos paid his respects to some contemporaries whose spirits continue to provide musical inspiration for us all The CD includes songs by Jimi Hendrix Marvin Gaye Bob Marley Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Coltrane Each of these three projects offers a glimpse an added dimension of a soul that has touched millions around the world Carlos was introduced to traditional music by his father Jose An accomplished mariachi violinist and experienced musician he taught Carlos the basics of music theory and gave him an understanding of the value of a note Although Carlos excitement for music would be sparked by his first experience he quickly discovered the limits of its traditional form and wanted more Carlos wanted to play the kind of music that was filling the radio waves and making people dance Tijuana 1955 The music was rock n
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