By Louise Chipley Slavicek
Those riveting personalities each one completed excellence, yet even more than their person accomplishments is the optimistic Hispanic snapshot they jointly signify to the area. photos, illustrations, and vigorous textual content inform the tales ot those attention-grabbing old figures. together with his special combination of blues, rock, and Afro-Cuban rhythms, Santana has stored himsslf noticeable at the well known track scene for greater than 30 years.
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But Josefina had made up her mind—her son was coming home. She ordered Tony, who was considerably larger than Carlos, to get his brother into the car, one way or another. “They actually kidnapped me,” Carlos recalled years later. ”35 For two months, Carlos hardly spoke to his parents. In exasperation, Josefina finally gave him $20 for bus fare and told him to go back to Mexico. This time around, however, Carlos had second thoughts. ’” 36 Carlos had decided to give life in the United States a chance at last.
That meant that lesser-known acts like Santana could be moved up to the afternoon to ensure that the music would continue throughout the day and well into the night. As the band members took their positions on stage, Carlos peered out at the vast audience and in his drugged state saw an alarming “ocean of flesh and hair and teeth and hands. . ”59 During the first part of the group’s hour-long set, all but overwhelmed by the potent dose of mescaline he had ingested, Carlos struggled mightily to focus on the music.
Shortly afterward, the band’s former conga player Michael Carabello was invited back to replace Malone. The group obtained a sixth Fame member when Carabello introduced them to José Areas, an outstanding Latin percussionist whom Michael knew from the Mission District. Areas, who stood just five feet tall, generally went by his nickname—“Chepitó”—the chipmunk. A native of the Central American country of Nicaragua, Areas was a remarkably versatile performer. Chepitó excelled at playing several instruments, including the conga drums and the bongo, but his first love was the timbales.
Carlos Santana (The Great Hispanic Heritage) by Louise Chipley Slavicek