PERREAULT Magazine OCT | NOV 2015 - Page 54

Perreault Magazine - 54 -

Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Carlos Santana is known across the world as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and as the winner of 10 Grammys and 3 Latin Grammys. His growth in popularity was especially evident through the 90’s, when his unique blues-sounding guitar riffs were sought after by many of the top artists across a variety of music genres. However, very few people know that Santana had to struggle quite a bit before achieving success as a musician. This struggle, and the struggles he witnessed of the people around him, always stayed close to his heart.

Known as an international rock star and performer, it would be easy for one to assume that Carlos Santana has lost his connection with his humble beginnings. However, Santana has always stayed very deeply grounded in his roots and his beliefs. The results of his efforts are clearly seen in his charity, The Milagro Foundation.