Stories about Carlos Santana

10 artists centering Latinidad in the sound of the Bay today

For over 50 years, the Bay Area has been a crucial intersection of global music. Everything from psych rock to funk, hip hop, and diasporic sounds of Latin America,...

Beyond ‘Suavecito’: A tribute journey through Jorge Santana’s Chicano rock

Guillermo "Jorge" Santana, the musician, guitarist, and younger brother of Carlos Santana—who passed on May 14 of natural causes at the age of 68 in his home in San...

Finding out why ‘All Your Favorite Music is (Probably) Black’

ALL EARS This is the first time I'll be making this presentation, but I've been preparing for it all through my career," composer and musician Mark Montgomery French told me...

Santana mural in the Mission vandalized: “a blatant act of hate”

"Growing up in the Mission, murals are something sacred. No one touches them because they tell our story, the story of a multicultural community that has held on and...

Dolores Huerta, filling the screen

In 1962, political organizer Dolores Huerta was a twice-divorced mother of seven. She had also just told Cesar Chávez that she would join him in an endeavor that at...

33rd SF Jazz Fest buzzes with diverse styles, global sounds

Ambitious sonic reach includes multicultural soul, rollicking boogie-woogie, experimental R&B, country crossovers, big brass, and Cuban classics.  By Marke B. ALL EARS  The 33rd annual installment of the SF Jazz Fest...