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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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Known For

La Bamba Composer
(1987)
Desperado Soundtrack
(1995)
The Fan Soundtrack
(1996)
Zodiac Soundtrack
(2007)

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 2018 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 January 2018 (2018) ... (writer: "Wild Thoughts" - uncredited)
 2018 The 60th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Wild Thoughts")
 2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kevin James/Ilana Glazer/Rudimental feat. James Arthur (2017) ... (writer: "Wild Thoughts" - uncredited)
 2017 A Dog's Purpose (writer: "All I Ever Wanted")
 2015 The Colony (writer: "SAMBA PA TI")
 2015/III Amy (Documentary) (writer: "Maria Maria")
 2014 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Final: Germany vs. Argentina (2014) ... (performer: "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)")
 2014 I Love the 2000s (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2000 (2014) ... (performer: "Smooth")
 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) (2 episodes, 2006 - 2012) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2013) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010)
- 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")
- Round 1 (2008) ... (performer: "Smooth") / (writer: "Smooth")
- Round 1 (2006) ... ("Oye Como Va")
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dead Heat (2009) ... (performer: "Oye Como Va", "Everything's Coming Our Way", "Evil Ways", "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen", "Se A Cabo", "Samba Pa Ti")
 2009 American Idol (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2009) ... (performer: "Black Magic Woman", "Smooth")
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I (Video) (writer: "Migra")
  Wilsberg (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Das Jubiläum (2008) ... (performer: "Samba Pa Ti") / (writer: "Samba Pa Ti" - as Santana)
 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 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2007) ... (writer: "Samba Pa Ti" - uncredited)
 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 John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me (Video) (performer: "The Healer") / (writer: "The Healer")
 2004 House of D (writer: "Samba Pa Ti")
 2004 Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends (TV Special) ("Smooth", uncredited)
 2004/II The Reunion (Short) (performer: "Smooth") / (writer: "Smooth")
 2004 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mottoshow #9 - Songs der Jury (2004) ... (writer: "Maria Maria")
 2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.11 (2003) ... (writer: "Maria Maria")
 2003 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wildcard Performance Show (2003) ... (writer: "Maria Maria")
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 7 - Latino (2003) ... (writer: "Maria Maria")
 2003 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 10 - Ditt idol (2003) ... (writer: "Maria Maria")
  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 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 August 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Maria Maria")
 2000 Keeping the Faith (performer: "Smooth")
 2000 Girlfight (writer: "Olympic Festival")
 1999 Earthly Possessions (TV Movie) (performer: "They All Went to Mexico")
 1998 ER (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Day for Knight (1998) ... (writer: "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)")
 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 Lightdance (Video documentary short) (performer: "Bella", "Blues Latino") / (writer: "Bella", "Europa", "Aqua Marine", "Samba Pa Ti")
 1995/I Apollo 13 (writer: "Waiting")
 1995 Desperado (performer: "Bella") / (writer: "Bella")
 1995 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Generation (1995) ... (writer: "Soul Sacrifice")
 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 Vietnam War Story (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Home (1987) ... (writer: "Soul Sacrifice" - as [Carlos] Santana)
- The Mine (1987) ... (writer: "Soul Sacrifice" - as Santana)
 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 Love Is Not Enough (writer: "Soul Sacrifice" - uncredited)
 1979 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 February 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Open Invitation")
 1978 The Rise and Fall of Ivor Dickie (Documentary) (performer: "Jin Go La Ba")
 1978 James at 16 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Champions (1978) ... (performer: "She's Not There" - as Santana)
 1975 Day Dreamer (writer: "Just in Time to See the Sun" - uncredited)
 1973 Der Kommissar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ein Mädchen nachts auf der Straße (1973) ... (writer: "Samba Pa Ti")
 1972 Little Sisters (writer: "Soul Sacrifice" - uncredited)
 1972 Fillmore (Documentary) (writer: "Incident at Neshabur")
 1972 Tail of the Bearded Clam (writer: "Everything's Coming Our Way" - uncredited)
 1972 Rocker (TV Movie) (performer: "Jingo", "Black Magic Woman")
 1971 Adrift on the Nile (performer: "Treat")
 1971 Stamping Ground (Documentary) (writer: "Gumbo", "Savor")
 1970 Woodstock (Documentary) (writer: "Soul Sacrifice")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Album): "Shaman". Features duets with Dido, Seal, P.O.D., Plácido Domingo, Michelle Branch, Chad Kroeger and more. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 7 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

santana.com

Alternate Names:

Mr. Carlos Santana | Santana

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The music of Hendrix wakes people up to their possibilities. It's more than just dreaming about being a guitar hero. See more »

Trivia:

Learned to play the guitar when he was 8 years old; father was a professional violinist. See more »

Trademark:

Melodic blues-based guitar See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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