Special Edition - News that Will Rock You!March,  2011

2011 DocMiami  "El Rey" Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award Honoree


Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana will accept the award via pre-recording.
A very special Guest will be present to accept the award on Mr. Santana's behalf at the 2011 DocMiami Awards Gala.
Presenting Sponsor
 "The Godfather of Mexican Blues"
will perform at DocMiami 2011 

Javier Batiz


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Carlos Santana


Pre-dating the category now known as "world music," Santana's ever-evolving sound has always been ahead of its time in its universal appeal, and today registers as ideally in sync with the 21st century's pan-cultural landscape. And, with a dedication to humanitarian outreach and social activism that parallels his lifelong relationship with music, Carlos Santana is as much an exemplary world citizen as a global music icon.


After first rising to fame as stars of the era-defining late '60s San Francisco Bay area music scene with historic shows at the Fillmore and other venues, Santana emerged onto the global stage with an epic set at Woodstock '69, the same year that their self-titled debut LP came out. Introducing Santana's first hit, "Evil Ways," the disc stayed on Billboard's album chart for 2 years, and was soon followed by two more classics - and Billboard #1s - Abraxas and Santana III.


Forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 90 million records and reached over 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999's Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Smooth"). In 1998, the group was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose web page on their induction notes, "Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock's true virtuosos and guiding lights." 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," and #90 on their 2005 survey of the "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time."


Most recently, the music of Santana has been celebrated with two landmark album releases.  2008's 2-CD set Multi-Dimensional Warrior (Columbia/Arista/Legacy) is a career-spanning anthology presenting twenty-eight tracks hand-picked by Carlos Santana, who calls the project, "a love letter to the fans." Divided between tracks with vocals and instrumental compositions, it emphasizes album cuts and personal favorites that call forth the band's hypnotic musical power and give deeper insight into Santana's complex creative journey. It follows up 2007's Ultimate Santana, the only single-disc retrospective uniting hits from the group's recent albums for Arista and signature classics from their Columbia years, as well as the new 2008 chart hit "Into The Night."


As profound as his artistic legacy is Carlos' dedication to humanitarian work. The Milagro Foundation, established in 1998, has granted close to $4 million globally to non-profit programs supporting underserved children and youth in the areas of arts, education and health. Milagro means "miracle," and the image of children as divine miracles of light and hope - as gifts to our lives - is the meaning of the name.


 Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures. For over four decades - from Santana's earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco - Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and cultural and geographical boundaries.

Special FIU Screening
Rock and Roll - Made In Mexico
Rock and Roll - Made In Mexico
             (April 1, 2011 - RSVP ONLY mrosales@docmiami.org)
Rocknroll"Rock 'n' Roll Made in Mexico: From Evolution to Revolution" is the story of Mexican rock told by intrepid filmmakers Lance Miccio and Rock icon Fito de la Parra. The journey from innocence of Bubble Gum Music to the Avandaro field on September 11th 1971, where hundreds of thousands cheered bands like 'Three Souls in My Mind' (El Tri). After a major propaganda push by the Mexican Government against the Avandaro event declaring it an evil gathering of radicals and anarchists and then banning rock and roll from 1970 on until 1985, forcing Rock and Roll underground where it thrived in the barrios of the underground concerts which drew thousands to FUNKY HOLES where rock could be played to those who loved it in defiance to the conservative rule of the Mexican elite. Lance Miccio's exciting history of Mexican Rock includes in-depth interviews with legends: Fito de la Parra, Alex Lora, Javier Batiz, and Lalo Toral, among others. From the early innocent 50's through severe oppression and censorship, which caused a ban on Rock in Mexico. Event Sponsored by:  http://www.starmarevents.com/

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