GHANA INDEPENDENCE CONCERT
SANTANA was tabbed to play the prestigious GHANA Independence Celebration Concert in 1971.
It was filmed for history in the SOUL 2 SOUL DVD which included sets by music legends like: Wilson Pickett, Ike and Teena Turner and the Staple Sisters. The historic Santana set here is said to have helped influence the burgoening AFRO-BEAT music that was gaining popularity on the continent.
Rock and Roll HOF
& 2016 RE-UNION
It is very rare that famous bands get back together for the art and not the money but that's what happened in 2016 when original members from the SANTANA III album (Carlos Santana, Greg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Schrieve & Michael Carabello) got back together to record SANTANA IV and it's companion HOUSE of BLUES LIVE album. In 1972, at their first commercial peak, Greg Rolie and Neal Schon left to form the massive pop rock success, JOURNEY, while Carlos Santana decided to pursue a more jazz instrumental influenced sound. Both moves proved correct as both bands became ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Members and both Carlos Santana and Neal Schon are praised as 2 of the greatest guitarists of all-time! However, almost 50 years later, they felt there was some unfinished artistic business from 72 and SANTANA IV picks up right where they left off with incredible LATIN- BLUES ROCK-RYTHMIC FUSION sound influenced songs. LEGENDS!