Celebrated guitarist Carlos Santana will release the much anticipated album, Corazón (Hear) on Tuesday, May 6th. Sticking to his Latin roots, his latest album is sung entirely in Spanish and Portuguese, and the album plays on one of Santana’s strengths – the art of collaboration.
Known for his work with Rob Thomas on the Grammy winning “Smooth” and with Michelle Branch on the track “The Game of Love,” Carlos teamed up with some of the best Latin musicians and artists to record this new album. Some featured collaborations include Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Pitbull, Lilia Downs, Diego Torres, and Romeo Santos. This array of artists represents talent from several countries including Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Jamaica and the United States. The album brings and eclectic blend of pop, salsa, rock, hip-hop, reggae, and R&B influences to the sound of Corazón.
Santana’s manager Michael Vrionis noted in a recent article featured on Variety noted that, “This is something he has never done over the last 45 years of his career… We really feel this project is going to be the ‘Supernatural,’ that we did in 2000, Latin-style.”
“Our goal is to change the energy of the world with this project,” said Santana, 66, in a recent article on Parade about the new album. It is his hope to dispel Spanish stereotypes in the United States in this celebration of Latin music.
Santana’s talents have earned him 10 GRAMMY® Awards, a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the #15 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” among other awards and honors. He has sold more than 100 million records world-wide and continues to bring consistent artistry to his craft and the industry.
The album is available Tuesday, May 6th. Santana will bring The Corazón Tour to Fraze Pavilion on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Santana’s last show at Fraze in 2012 played to a sold out crowd. Tickets can be purchased online through etix.com or by visiting the Fraze box office. Santana always exudes his corazón and his soul to every performance and keeps the crowd dancing all night long.
Enjoy An Evening With Santana: The Corazón Tour at Fraze Pavilion on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.