Written by Riya Chakravarty
October 27, 2012 14:45 IST
The 10-time Grammy winner, who shot to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, is a pioneer of rock, Latin music and jazz fusion
Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana is making his maiden trip to India this week.
The Mexican-American rock guitarist performed and enthralled the audience on Friday (October 26, 2012) at the Vladivar Rock N India festival in Bangalore and is all set to mesmerise his Delhi fans on October 28 as he will be headlining the F1 Rocks concert to be held in Greater Noida right after the Formula One Grand Prix.
Talking about his India tour at a recent interview, Santana said, "It is a two-and-a-half-hour journey across collaborations. With an entourage size of 35, the performance will encompass and showcase a 'Greatest Hits Tour' for India."
"We will be playing close to three hours. We will play yesterday, today and tomorrow for our fans," he added.
The 10-time Grammy winner, who shot to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, is a pioneer of rock, Latin music and jazz fusion. Some of his famous classics include Black Magic Woman, Smooth, Evil Days, Maria Maria and Dance Into The Night. He was honoured with the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2009 Lifetime Award and the Billboard's Century Award and has been named among the '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time'.
(With agency inputs)