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Carlos Santana is a guitarist, composer, singer and band-leader who helped to shape the concept of "world music" by his experiments with blending many styles of music from a multitude of ethnic sources. He was born Carlos Augusto Alves Santana on July 20, 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. He is one of six children born to Jose Santana ... See full bio »
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 2014 2014 FIFA World Cup (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Final: Germany vs. Argentina (2014) ... (performer: "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)")
 2014 2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil (Video Game) (performer: "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #21.143 (2013) ... (writer: "Everybody's Everything" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.122 (2013) ... (writer: "Everybody's Everything" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.143 (2012) ... (performer: "Nomad" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nomad" - uncredited)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (music - 1 episode, 2008)
- Week 7: Latin Night (2013) ... ("Maria Maria") / (writer: "Maria Maria")
- Performance Show: Week Five (2012) ... ("Evil Ways")
- Episode #11.2 (2010) ... (performer: "Oye Como Va", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Photograph")
- Episode #7.1 (2008) ... (music: "Smooth")
 2013 The Last Stand (performer: "I Ain't Superstitious" - as Santana)
 2009 American Idol (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2009) ... (performer: "Black Magic Woman", "Smooth")
 2008 Burn Notice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Trust Me (2008) ... (performer: "El Fuego" - uncredited)
 2008 Soulería (Video) (writer: "Europa")
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 20 Results (2008) ... (performer: "Smooth")
 2007 Zodiac (writer: "Soul Sacrifice")
 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Al otro lado del río")
 2005 Forsthaus Falkenau (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Giftmüll (2005) ... (performer: "Maria Maria" - uncredited)
 2004 Wolf (writer: "Samba Pa Ti")
 2004 House of D (writer: "Samba Pa Ti")
 2004 Friends: The One with All the Other Ones (TV Movie) ("Smooth", uncredited)
 2004/II The Reunion (Short) (performer: "Smooth") / (writer: "Smooth")
  Operación triunfo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Episode #2.9 (2002) ... (performer: "The Game of Love")
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... (writer: "Corazón espinado")
 2001 Speaking of Sex (writer: "Europa")
 2001 Everybody Says I'm Fine! (performer: "Everybody Says I'm Fine")
 2000 Keeping the Faith (performer: "Smooth")
 1999 Earthly Possessions (TV Movie) (performer: "They All Went to Mexico")
 1997 Digging to China (performer: "Samba Pa Ti") / (writer: "Samba Pa Ti")
 1997 Balkanisateur (writer: "Samba Pa Ti")
 1996 The Rich Man's Wife (writer: "CHILL OUT (THINGS GONNA CHANGE)")
 1996 The Fan (writer: "SAMBA PA TI")
 1996 Stealing Beauty (writer: "CHILL OUT (Things Gonna Change)")
 1995 The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Soul Sacrifice")
 1995 Apollo 13 (writer: "Waiting")
 1995 Desperado (performer: "Bella") / (writer: "Bella")
 1992 Freunde fürs Leben (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blinde Angst (1992) ... (writer: "Samba Pa Ti")
 1989 Derrick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ein merkwürdiger Tag auf dem Lande (1989) ... (writer: "Savor")
 1989 Best of the Best (writer: "TALES OF POWER")
 1987 La Bamba (performer: "I Got a Gal Named Sue (That's My Little Suzie)")
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Definitely Miami (1986) ... (writer: "Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)" - uncredited)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Brotherhood", "Primera Invasion", "Open Invitation", "Right Now")
 1979 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 February 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Open Invitation")
 1979 Love Is Not Enough (writer: "Soul Sacrifice" - uncredited)
 1978 James at 16 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Champions (1978) ... (performer: "She's Not There" - as Santana)
 1978 The Rise and Fall of Ivor Dickie (Documentary) (performer: "Jin Go La Ba")
 1975 Day Dreamer (writer: "Just in Time to See the Sun" - uncredited)
 1972 Little Sisters (writer: "Soul Sacrifice" - uncredited)
 1972 Tail of the Bearded Clam (writer: "Everything's Coming Our Way" - uncredited)
 1970 Woodstock (Documentary) (writer: "Soul Sacrifice")
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Other Works:

Music video for Gloria Estefan: "No Llores". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 7 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mr. Carlos Santana | Santana


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Personal Quote:

You can take things that Jimi Hendrix took, from Curtis Mayfield or from Buddy Guy for example, because we are all children of everything, even Picasso. But if you want to stand out, you have to learn to crystallize your existence and create your own fingerprints. With one note people know me, or Eric, or Jeff Beck, or Jimi Hendrix. I would say to him or her: learn to develop your own voice. It's... See more »


He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. See more »


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