Santana: Rare Performances (1968 1990)
Join archivist Bill Shelley for a thrilling evening of rare filmed performances by the legendary Carlos Santana
Brown Paper Members $10 / Public $15 (includes reception)
Carlos Santana and his band came into popularity during the fabled "Summer of Love" in 1967. Their wonderful mixture of Latin music, jazz, blues, and rock and roll still thrills and inspires people to dance. This retrospective of rare filmed performances will include the songs "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen," "Jingo," "Oye Como Va," "Persuasion," "Soul Sacrifice," "Everybody's Everything," "Evil Ways," and more! Drawing on live concerts from the USA and Europe, television appearances, promotional films, and rehearsal outtakes, archivist Bill Shelley will trace Santana's amazing musical evolution. See firsthand why the music lovers and "flower people" of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district embraced the group and attended their early concerts in Golden Gate Park. After being promoted by Bill Graham, Santana were soon playing The Fillmore and the Avalon Ballroom along with The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone and Moby Grape. A recording contract with Columbia followed and soon the radio airwaves were playing Santana's music. Their live performances were a sensation with various group members Neal Schon (guitar), Gregg Rolle (vocals), and Michael Carabello (congos). Rolling Stone magazine proudly displayed them on the cover and praised their music. Santana's second album in 1968 became a #1 album with numerous song hits and his legendary performance at Woodstock secured his status as one of rock's finest guitarists. From the 1970's through today, Carlos Santana keeps audiences enthralled with his eclectic style of Cuban-Afro psychedelic rock.
Presented by Shelley Archives Inc
Guest Speaker: Bill Shelley
Approx: 110 min.
Cinema Arts Centre (View)
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
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