HBO LATINOÂ® CELEBRATES THE ICONIC MUSICIAN
CARLOS SANTANA WITH TWO TELEVISION SPECIALS
INCLUDES COMPELLING HALF-HOUR SPECIAL AND STAR-STUDDED CONCERT WITH PERFORMANCES BY CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA, CHOCQUIBTOWN, LILA DOWNS, GLORIA ESTEFAN, JUANES, MIGUEL, FHER OLVERA OF MANÃ, NIÃ‘A PASTORI, SALVADOR SANTANA, SAMUEL ROSA OF SKANK, ROMEO SANTOS, SOLEDAD AND DIEGO TORRES FILMED IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO
HISTORIC CONCERT EVENT CELEBRATES HIS FIRST-EVER LATIN MUSIC ALBUM ENTITLED CORAZÃ“N AVAILABLE IN STORES MAY 6TH
(New York, NY) – April 21, 2014 HBO Latino joins in celebrating the legendary career of 10-time Grammy award winner, international music icon and philanthropist Carlos Santana and his forthcoming first-ever Latin music album entitled CorazÃ³n, through a two part event: a special called Santana: De CorazÃ³n and the airing of his mega concert and documentary Santana-CorazÃ³n: Live From Mexico, Live It To Believe It.
The Santana: De CorazÃ³n special will air in Spanish with English subtitles on April 21st at 9:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. CT, exclusively on HBO Latino.
The Santana-CorazÃ³n: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It concert and documentary will air exclusively in the U.S. on HBO Latino on May 3rd, at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT. It will also be simulcast in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on the magazineâ€™s list of â€œ100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,â€ Santana will delight Hispanic and mainstream audiences in HBO Latinoâ€™s airing of the once-in-a-lifetime tribute concert that took place at a sold out Arena VFG in Guadalajara, Mexico this past December.
Santana-CorazÃ³n: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It presented a star-studded concert to music lovers who enjoyed Santanaâ€™s electrifying sound, along with performances by musicians and friends. Elan Atias, Chocquibtown, Cindy Blackman Santana, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Miguel, Fher Olvera of ManÃ¡, NiÃ±a Pastori, Salvador Santana, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Romeo Santos, Soledad and Diego Torres. These internationally known artists accompanied Santana during his performance, most of whose collaborations have been recorded on Santanaâ€™s first ever Latin Music album entitled CorazÃ³n, set for release May 6th, on RCA/Sony Latin Iberia.
The Santana: De CorazÃ³n half-hour special spotlights the iconic Mexican-American artist through a collection of interviews by his musical peers, fellow Santana-CorazÃ³n: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It concert performers, mixed with touching insights from members of his most intimate circles.
CorazÃ³n, the concert and album project brings Carlos back to Guadalajara near his birthplace, and celebrates Carlosâ€™ love of his musical heritage, as well as showcases Carlosâ€™ own personal influence on Latin music and on todayâ€™s generation of Latin superstars. Many genres of Latin music are represented in these collaborations including pop, rock, salsa, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and more.
About SANTANA: For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY Â® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY Â® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), and received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Celebrating the chart debut of Guitar Heaven (Arista) in 2010, Santana joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones as the only musical act in chart history to score at least one Top 10 album in every decade beginning with the 1960s. In 2013, Carlos Santana was the recipient of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Award. In spring of 2014, Santana embarks on an 18 show US tour with Rod Stewart as well as announcing stand alone dates for â€˜The Corazon Tour.â€™
About HBO Latino: HBO Latino is a dedicated Spanish-language premium channel that delivers compelling and relevant programming to the U.S. Latino market. Exclusive to the channel are the U.S. premieres of Spanish-language series, films, and documentaries acquired from North America, Latin America and Spain, as well as original short-form programming. Additionally, HBO Latino offers the best Hollywood movies and HBO original programming from the network’s main channel in Spanish.
Images from HBO Latino’s VIP screening of The Santana: De CorazÃ³n special available
Appearances by Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Clive Davis, Carlos Ponce, Frankie Negron, Miss Universe and more