Carlos Santana documentary
Carlos Santana, considered the father of Latin jazz fusion, will star in his own documentary. The premiere date has not yet been announced.
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The documentary about the life and work of Carlos Humberto Santana Barragan will include never-before-seen archival footage of the Mexican-American artist, as well as previously unreleased songs.
The film starring Santana himself will recount the beginnings of his career as a street musician when he was only 14 years old, and the steps he took over forty years to become a world icon, who has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys.
The documentary on Carlos Santana is directed by Mexican-American filmmaker and Emmy Award winner Rudy Valdez. Production is handled by Imagine Documentaries and Sony Music Entertainment, which has the distribution rights of the feature film.
“I am honored and grateful to have partnered with Imagine Documentaries and Sony Music to bring my story to light. Director Rudy Valdez, along with Ron, Brian, Justin and Sara have embraced this journey, which is one of triumph and adventurousness. The intentionality of this film is to touch people’s hearts and to inspire people to reconnect with their own light that they may ignite blessings and miracles,'' said Carlos Santana about the film production in a statement released on his official website.
“We’re thrilled that Carlos has entrusted us with bringing his incredibly inspirational story to life in this film. He is one of the greatest musicians of all time, and throughout his career, Santana has unapologetically broken-down borders and reinvented a tone universally celebrated across the globe. Collaborating with Rudy Valdez again is an honor and we are excited for him to take us on a journey with Santana,” said Imagine’s producer Justin Wilkes
The feature film, which does not have a title yet, is currently in production and the premiere date has not yet been unveiled.
CARLOS SANTANA'S BIO
Carlos Humberto Santana Barragan was born in 1947 in Mexico. He formed his first band in the 1960s, and two decades later, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is considered one of the pioneers in the fusion of jazz with Latin rhythms.
Throughout his career, both in his group and as a solo artist, he released around 40 albums.
Santana sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. Not in vain has Rolling Stone magazine named him one of the 100 best guitarists of all time.
This year, the guitarist is on tour with his "Miraculous Supernatural 2022 Tour", which will take him to play in Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Michigan, among other states.