Santana Starts Year 2000 On A High, Sustaining Note

Feb 20, 2000, 00:00 ET from Carlos Santana

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlos Santana has entered the
 year 2000 on a note that is as high and sustained as those heard in his
 trademark guitar solos.  And, from all indications -- including the fact that
 his seven-time platinum Arista release, "SUPERNATURAL," has been hanging at
 the top of the Billboard charts for the past several months -- there is no end
 in sight.  Among the activities scheduled for upcoming weeks:
     In anticipation of Carlos' appearance on the Grammy Awards (for which he
 received nominations in 10 different categories for "SUPERNATURAL"), he will
 be featured on the CBS newsmagazine, "60 Minutes II," which is scheduled to
 air on Tuesday, February 22.  In addition, the legendary guitarist and Santana
 is scheduled to be the special musical guests on NBC's "Tonight Show"
 featuring Jay Leno.  That show will air on Thursday, February 24.  And, Carlos
 will be featured on the cover of the February 25th issue of Rolling Stone
     In addition to all this, Carlos has filmed a public service announcement
 in an effort help the recruitment of minority teachers on behalf of the
 California Teachers Association and California PTA's "Teachers for Tomorrow"
 campaign, which was kicked off at the beginning of the month and will roll-out
 additionally by the help of the NEA.  Santana will embark on the Spring 2000
 tour, scheduled to kick off with some international dates in Japan (April) and
 Europe (May), followed by a U.S. tour beginning in July.
     For the past 31 years, Carlos Santana and the Santana Band have
 continuously built and maintained a growing audience that, today, spans
 generations all over the world.  His legacy includes more than 40 million
 albums and performances before an estimated 25 million people -- and those
 numbers continue to grow.  Crossing all ethnic, geographic and political
 boundaries, Santana fans have claimed Carlos' music and universal message of
 compassion, love and understanding as their own.  In addition, he is a role
 model for Latinos and other Spanish-speaking communities around the world, and
 continues to support worthy causes that support education and the needs of
 children.  In 1998, Santana was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.

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