This is probably the best concert DVD I have in my collection. The renowned Carlos Santana collects musicians of various genres and asks them to perform with him live on stage at the Fillmore. It's a celebration of cultural diversity through the exposition of heart felt music.
Santana and his partners in harmony play past favorites as well as debut a couple of new pieces written by the guest performers. I'm not a big fan of rap. My rap-roots date back to 1979 and early 80's when Debbie Harry of Blondie popularized Melle Mel's and others' genre with "Rapture." Beyond that, I don't care for the stuff. BUT, I've never seen such heart and soul go into a rendition of "Maria Maria" as when I saw The Product G&B (a rap duo) sing and rap to Santana's rifts. It's my favorite piece on this very entertaining and welcome DVD. Excellent stuff.
Extra's include some behind the scenes footage of Santana and his musical guests rehearsing for the coming show, a mini documentary (or featurette) of Santana and those close to him discussing the genesis of the project, and an art gallery with Santana talking about his artistry and feelings.
If you like guitar, classic and modern, like a mixture of music (with Latin and African influences), or even if you just like Santana, then this DVD is for you. It's music that doesn't fade. Also check out "Sacred Fire Live in Mexico," showcasing a lot of the Bay Area's local musical talent on the international stage.
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