Wikipedia : This day (July 20, 1947), in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México, is born Carlos Augusto Santana Alves simply known as Carlos Santana, a Mexican and American rock guitarist..
Carlos Santana : Long before the category now known as “world music” was named, Santana’s ever-evolving sound was always ahead of its time in its universal appeal, and today registers as ideally in sync with the 21st century’s pan-cultural landscape.
@allmusi.com : Mexican-born American guitarist he is best known as the leader of the band that bears his last name, which has toured and recorded successfully since the late ’60s. He has also recorded a series of exploratory solo albums and collaborations with other musicians that expand upon his basic musical style.
@last.fm : The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s.