• a man with a hat playing guitar
  • a man with long hair and a beard holding a guitar


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Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Rudy Valdez


At the age of five, in his native Mexico, he learned to play the violin. At eight, he developed a lifelong love for the guitar. At 14, he honed those guitar virtuoso skills and his performance style working as a street musician, starting his own band long after, while still a teenager. And at 22—just before his first album was released to acclaim—Carlos Santana became one of the major discoveries of Woodstock, anchoring the famous festival’s second afternoon on August 16, 1969.

A music industry legend for 50 years and a 10-time Grammy-winning global sensation, as well as a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and a Billboard Century award, Santana continues to be one of the music world’s premiere artists.

This electric documentary utilizes new interviews with Santana and his family alongside extraordinary, never-before-seen archival footage from two-time Emmy-winning director Rudy Valdez (The Sentence, Through Our Eyes).

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